Here is everything you need

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 onion, halved, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup (15g) parsley, chopped
  • 2.5 oz. (70g) green olives,
  • ¼ lemon, juice only
  • 1 tsp. flour


  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • pinch saffron
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin


How to put it together

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, and fry the chicken drumsticks on all sides until golden. 
  2. Add the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another 3-4 mins.
  3. Pour in 1 cup (240ml) of boiling water and add the spices. Mix well and bring the boil.
  4. Add half of the chopped parsley, mix, cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. In the meantime, turn the meat over half-way through the cooking time. 
  5. Finally, add the green olives and lemon juice, and mix well. 
  6. Mix the flour with 2 tbsp. of water, and then with 2 tbsp. of the sauce from the pan. Pour this mixture into the pan and mix well.
  7. Cook uncovered for another 10-15 mins until the sauce thickens and the meat is tender. 
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped parsley and serve.
  9. Serving suggestion: bulgur, potatoes, brown rice, tomato salad

Rick’s Opinion

Drunsticks are the best to go with any side dish and give you the protein you need for recovery.