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Sticky chicken drumsticks & sesame rice salad

Sticky chicken drumsticks & sesame rice salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This recipe makes a wonderful dinner or lunch on the go. Make sure to chill the rice and chicken as soon as they're cool, then pack into containers

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per serving


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp clear honey , plus 1tsp
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten free)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 120g basmati rice
  • 70g kale , chopped
  • juice 2 limes
  • 100g radishes , halved
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the drumsticks in a roasting tin. Mix 2 tbsp honey, the tamari, 1 tbsp veg oil and 1 tbsp sesame oil in a bowl, then pour over the chicken – make sure each piece is covered. Roast for 25-30 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, cover the rice with 240ml water and bring to the boil. Cook for 8-10 mins until tender. Massage the kale with 1 tbsp veg oil for 5 mins until softening (this makes it less chewy). Drizzle over the lime juice, remaining sesame oil and honey, and season. Add the radishes and set aside. 

  • STEP 3

    Fry the rice in the remaining veg oil in a non-stick pan to dry out. Add to the kale, and toss to combine.

  • STEP 4

    Serve the drumsticks with the salad and scatter over the sesame seeds.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2016

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