Lemon and sage flavoured chicken drumsticks with spelt
Here is the original recipe for lemon and sage flavoured chicken drumsticks served with spelt and broccoli!
2 packs of AIA chicken drumsticks
2 garlic cloves
2 sprigs of rosemary
a few sage leaves
the juice of 2 lemons
1 whole lemon
200 g spelt
150 g small broccoli heads
1 red hot chilli pepper
The recipe for lemon and sage flavoured chicken drumsticks with spelt and broccoli, typical of Chinese cuisine, is reinterpreted here in an all-Italian version in which, instead of being accompanied with white rice, it is served with rustic spelt and broccoli garnished with brightly coloured edible flowers. This recipe has all the characteristic simplicity of AIA recipes with an extra special touch: its various contaminations make it a contemporary dish of fusion cuisine.
Serve the lemon and sage flavoured chicken drumsticks with spelt and broccoli when dining with friends, for Sunday lunch or to delight your partner with a romantic candlelit dinner.
Here is the original recipe for lemon and sage flavoured chicken drumsticks with spelt and broccoli!
Pour a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil into an oven dish and add the garlic clove, sage and rosemary. Add the AIA chicken drumsticks and the peppercorns before popping them into the oven for 20 minutes at 190°C. When the 20 minutes are up, turn over the AIA drumsticks and sprinkle them with the lemon juice, adding salt to taste. Return them to the oven for another 20 minutes.
In the meantime, boil the broccoli florets for 5 minutes, before straining and plunging them into water and ice to maintain their vivid green colour. In the same water you have used to cook the broccoli, boil the spelt with a little salt. Now strain the spelt and toss it in a pan with a little extra virgin olive oil and some chilli pepper cut into rounds and then leave to cool.
Add the broccoli to the spelt and garnish with the finely sliced radishes and edible flowers. Serve the AIA drumsticks with a few slices of lemon and a sprig of rosemary, accompanied with a bowl of spelt and broccoli.