1 red onion, finely chopped
1 lemongrass stalk, bruised and white part finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
8 chicken drumsticks, skin scored
1½ tbsp mild curry powder
1 tbsp peanut oil
700g sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into wedges
1 bunch baby carrots, trimmed
1 cup chicken stock
300ml can coconut milk
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp sugar
pinch of ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
fresh coriander sprigs, to serve
baguette, to serve
Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
Place the onion, lemongrass, garlic and ginger in the base of a baking dish. Top with the chicken. Sprinkle with the curry powder and drizzle with the oil. Bake for 15 minutes. Use tongs to turn to coat. Nestle in the sweet potato and carrot. In a large bowl, mix together the stock, coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar, pepper and bay leaves. Pour the liquid mixture over the chicken. Bake for 45 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Sprinkle with coriander sprigs and serve with baguette to mop up the juices.
This is a great dish. Full of flavour. I have made it a couple of times.
I love Marion’s idea of the baguette for soaking up the juices, rather than rice.
The first time the coconut milk split while cooking but I have since read that a little bit of cornflour will stop this happening.
I am going to try this is the slow cooker next time.