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Cooking : Moroccan Chicken Drumsticks

There's a good reason why I've been cooking at home more these days - it saves money! A simple dinner at McDonald's costs about RM50 for 3 persons (after which, the cost will be in reference to a portion for 3 people) while a little bit of an indulgence in a simple Korean dinner costs RM87.20. Yes, I've been counting.

While it IS a luxury to eat out once in a while because it drives me insane to cook two or three meals a day...there's only so much cleaning I am willing to do! #lol

There are economy rice options and also a quick trip to a hawker center or mamak (which also saves a lot of money) but how many times a week can we eat roti canai and nasi pataya? Although it is sometimes a hassle but cooking at home lets us control what we put into our mouths and also save costs.

Moroccan-style Chicken Drumsticks

For example, all in all, this simple-to-make Moroccan-style chicken drumstick costs RM27 (including rice, potatoes, and sauces). From now on, I think I will try to give an estimate of the total cost it takes to make a simple meal at home. I admit, occasionally, we indulge in a little bit of beef, lamb, seafood and pork ribs and it DOES cost a little bit more than chicken but what's life without some simple pleasures, right? XD

So, if you don't know what to make for dinner, try this. As usual, you can get the whole printable recipe on my Cookpad page for this Moroccan-style Chicken Drumstick, but if you don't need to print it out, here it is! Enjoy!


Moroccan Roast Chicken Drumsticks

The spice combination is absolutely delightful. All it actually takes is some simple prep, mixing and then marinating of the chicken. You can also use a whole chicken or chicken pieces, cooking time will then differ accordingly. The Great Chicken Cookbook


3 servings
  1. 8 large chicken drumsticks
  2. 2 tbsp butter, melted
  3. 0.5 tsp ground ginger
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 0.5 tsp ground turmeric
  6. 0.5 tsp paprika
  7. 1 tsp chicken seasoning
  8. 1 dash salt, black pepper, sugar (optional)
  9. 1 tbsp cooking oil


1 hour
  1. Wash chicken drummets and poke holes into the drummets with a fork or knife, especially near the bone. This ensures meat near the bone is nicely marinated and cooked.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix melted butter, cooking oil, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground turmeric, paprika, chicken seasoning, salt, pepper and sugar together.
  3. Coat the chicken drummets well with the marinade. Marinade in fridge for 2 hours or more. Overnight is best
  4. Preheat oven to about 160 - 170 degrees and pop chicken drummets into the oven and cook for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour; turn the chicken around to cook evenly
  5. Remove and serve with preferred sauces : chili sauce, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, sriracha sauce, etc
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