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Fried chicken drumsticks with pasta salad

Fried chicken drumsticks with pasta salad

Fried chicken with a different feel – our recipe for Fried chicken drumsticks with pasta salad combines the deep flavours of the American south with the light and herbal Mediterranean approach. This is a dish full of lovely textures, exciting taste and a beautiful balance between light and heavy.

1 hr 4 persons
Starchy Vegetable


Fried chicken drumsticks

  • 8 rinsed chicken drumsticks
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp coarse salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Pasta salad

  • 5¼ ounces dried pasta
  • 7 ounces green beans
  • green courgettes
  • 5 finely chopped spring onions
  • 3½ ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 3½ ounces crumbled salad cheese (block)
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley
  • 2 small, crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp small, crushed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • freshly ground pepper


  • flat leaf parsley

Side dish

  • 8⅖ ounces wholemeal bread


1. For the fried chicken drumsticks: Pat the chicken dry, beat the egg with a fork and combine the breadcrumbs with the spices.

2. First dip the chicken in egg, then in the breadcrumbs. Place the chicken in a greased, ovenproof baking dish (approx. 7 x 11 in.) and roast in the middle of the oven until completely cooked for approx. 50 min. at 400°F (conventional oven).

3. For the pasta salad: Cook the pasta in salted water in a large pot for approx. 8 min. uncovered, then add the beans and continue to cook uncovered for approx. 3 min. Drain in a colander and leave to steam off.

4. Combine the pasta and beans with the rest of the ingredients. Arrange in a serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Serve the pasta salad with chicken and bread.