RICOTTA and Thyme CHICKEN Drumsticks

serves 4

Ingredients:

500g good quality chicken drumsticks with skin
3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
120g ricotta cheese 
2 tbsp honey 
3 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lemon 
sesame seeds as needed
salt to taste
black pepper to taste   

Method

1.  In a bowl, mix together the thyme, ricotta, honey and season with salt and pepper. 
2.  Carefully tear the skin of the chicken slightly away from the chicken flesh and insert a small spoonful of the ricotta mix into the skin opening, essentially stuffing the chicken leg with the ricotta filling. Repeat with all the chicken pieces. 
3.  Place the chicken pieces on a baking tray, brush with the olive oil and drizzle with honey, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper 
4.  Bake at 180°C or gas mark 4 for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. 

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