Drumstick Fricassee

Grilled chicken, red wine, juicy tomatoes, and green olives make these drumsticks a colorful, flavorful dinner.

Drumstick Fricassee
Photo: Drumstick Fricassee RU271882
Prep Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 10 chicken drumsticks (about 2 3/4 lb. total)

  • 3 tablespoon barbecue seasoning

  • 2 lemons

  • 1 disposable foil pan (13x9-inch or larger)

  • 4 cup grape tomatoes and/or cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained

  • 1 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ¾ cup Pinot Noir or other dry red wine

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Black pepper

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh Italian parsley

  • Hot cooked polenta (optional)


  1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with barbecue seasoning; gently rub in with your fingers.

  2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 10 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling. Meanwhile, remove 1 Tbsp. zest and squeeze 2 Tbsp. juice from lemons. Set zest aside. In the foil pan combine the lemon juice and the next six ingredients (through olive oil). Place foil pan on the grill rack. Grill, covered, until tomato mixture is boiling. Transfer chicken to the foil pan and nestle drumsticks down into the tomato mixture. Cover and grill 25 to 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (180°F), turning chicken once halfway through grilling.

  3. Season tomato mixture to taste with pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and reserved lemon zest. If desired, serve with hot cooked polenta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
20g Fat
18g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1527mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 42.5mg 213%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 773mg 16%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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