One-Pan Chicken Drumsticks With Rice & Beans

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"One-pan dinner that can be seasoned with whatever spices you happen to have on hand."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (365.5 g)
  • Calories 856.6
  • Total Fat - 28.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 156.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1780.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 96.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 19 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 55.4 g
  • Calcium - 174.7 mg
  • Iron - 8.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Season drumsticks on all sides with salt and black pepper to taste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large deep-sided skillet over medium-high.

Step 3

Add chicken and cook, turning once halfway through, until skin is golden brown, about 10 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

Step 4

Add onion, cinnamon, and turmeric to fat in skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 5

Add rice and stir to coat.

Step 6

Add 1 1/4 cups hot water, scraping up browned bits from pan, then stir in chickpeas, dried fruit (if using), red pepper (if using), and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt (if using).

Step 7

Nestle chicken back into skillet and bring liquid to a boil.

Step 8

Immediately reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through, 20–25 minutes.

Step 9

Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.

Step 10

Fluff rice with a fork, then scatter herbs over.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Easy and good. I liked that there were choices in many of the ingredients as I used raisins for the fruit and dill for the herbs. The other choices I used what was suggested. An interesting combination for a very healthy and good dinner. Thanks for sharing!


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(22 Mar 2023)

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