Drumsticks with Peas and Rice

This chicken main-dish recipe comes with its own side-dish accompaniment that's sure to get raves from your family.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Cook:
1 hr 10 mins
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Drumsticks with Peas and Rice

Ingredients
8
chicken drumsticks
1
teaspoon kosher salt or salt
3
tablespoons butter
1
tablespoon olive or cooking oil
2
1
shallot, finely chopped
2
1
bay leaf
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2
cup dry white wine or chicken broth
1
14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
 
Fresh mint leaves
1
Peas and Rice, below

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt. In 12-inch skillet cook chicken in hot butter and oil over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, turning often. Using tongs, remove chicken, keeping butter and oil in skillet. Set chicken aside.
  2. Add onions, shallot, garlic, and bay leaf to skillet Cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring to scrape up browned bits.
  3. Return chicken to pan. Sprinkle with thyme and pepper. Add wine and broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 45 to 60 minutes or until tender, spooning juices over chicken. Remove chicken. Cover; keep warm. Simmer onion mixture in pan, uncovered, 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf.
  4. To serve, transfer chicken to platter. Sprinkle with mint. Serve with onion mixture and Peas and Rice. Makes 4 servings.

Peas and Rice

Ingredients

2
cups fresh or frozen peas
1/2
cup sliced green onions
3
tablespoons melted butter
1/4
cup torn mint leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon sugar
3
cups cooked rice
2
tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken broth

Directions

  1. In saucepan cook peas in boiling salted water, covered, until tender (10 minutes for fresh, 3 minutes for frozen). Drain. Plunge in ice water; drain. In 12-inch skillet cook green onions in melted butter for 1 minute. Add cooked peas, mint leaves, salt, and sugar. Cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in rice and reduced-sodium chicken broth or water; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

(Drumsticks with Peas and Rice)
    Per serving:
  • 691 kcal cal.,
  • 34 g fat
  • (15 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 12 g monounsatured fat),
  • 164 mg chol.,
  • 874 mg sodium,
  • 51 g carb.,
  • 7 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 38 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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