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About this recipe: These chicken drumsticks, coated in a mixture of dried herbs and spices, can be cooked under the grill in next to no time. They are served with Creole-style red beans and rice.
For sticky chilli drumsticks, mix 2 tbsp tomato ketchup with 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce or paste. Rub onto the chicken drumsticks and grill as in the main recipe. Meanwhile, put 125 g (4 ½ oz) bulghur wheat in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and soak for 15–20 minutes. Squeeze out any excess water, then mix with 1 can borlotti beans, drained, ¼ diced cucumber, 2 chopped tomatoes, 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint and 2 tbsp chopped parsley. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and season to taste. Toss to mix. Serve with the sticky chilli drumsticks.
Chicken is an excellent source of protein and provides many B vitamins, in particular niacin. Eaten without the skin, chicken is low in fat and what fat it does contain is mostly unsaturated. * In diabetes, it is important to maintain an appropriate blood pressure level. Celery contains a compound called phthalide, which is believed to help lower high blood pressure.
Good source of iron, niacin, selenium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, zinc. Useful source of calcium, copper, folate, potassium.