Another winner from Rachel Ray’s magazine! I think I’m going to have to subscribe because I really like these recipes I’ve tried lately. This one was not fast, but it was easy!! I marinated the chicken the night before and left it in a Ziplock in the fridge just waiting for us. While it was in the oven, I made the rice and prepped the cucumbers. RRs method for making the rice took longer than her recipe said it should, so I will just make the suggestion to prepare jasmine rice according to your package’s directions. If you’d like to see what she suggests, check it out on her website. Apologies for a “2 seconds before I bit into it” picture! I promise to step the photography up here soon! But for now, just use your imagination. This one was good! The chicken moist and flavorful (not just in the skin!) and the cucumbers and rice were a perfect compliment. I also served some spring rolls and we were a happy, well fed family!
Source: Adapted from Rachel Ray Magazine
Yield: 4 servings
1/2 bunch cilantro, stems and leaves separated and coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper
8 chicken drumsticks
2 cucumbers—peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
Jasmine Rice – prepared according to package directions
In a food processor, puree the cilantro stems, garlic, oyster sauce, half of the lime juice and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl, add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 400°. Place the chicken on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake, turning once, until cooked through, 45 to 50 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, cilantro leaves and remaining lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve with the chicken and rice.