Dinner

Baked Chicken with Cracked Pepper and Lemon

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This is a super easy recipe.  It is a go to in our house, makes a great family dinner or having guest over? no problem they will love it too, serve cold for a snack the next day or pack for a  picnic (great cold to.)

  • 8 - 10 Chicken drum sticks
  • 1 Large lemon
  • 1 heaped tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt

Method

  1. Put the chicken in a roast dish.
  2. Put the peppercorns in a mortal and bash into small but chunky pieces (this means the pepper is sweeter than using your pepper grinder). Mix in with olive oil and juice from the lemon.
  3. Pour over chicken and add bay leaves to chicken and sprinkle salt over chicken.
  4. Roast for 40-45 minutes turning once. The chicken should be golden and sticky and the edges slightly dark.

Health Benefits of Black Pepper

A pinch of black pepper added to any recipe works as more than just a flavor enhancer. This king of spices is known to offer a number of health benefits while providing an excellent depth of flavor to a dish.

  • Improves Digestion. Consumption of pepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion. ...
  • Weight Loss
  • Skin Care
  • Provides Respiratory Relief
  • Antibacterial Quality
  • Antioxidant Potential
  • Enhances Bioavailability
  • Improves Cognitive Function