Sicily is beautiful. We spend two great weeks, driving around the island, relaxing and having good food and wine. I really enjoyed the city of Marsala, the baroque villages in the Southeast and the “dolce vita” on the Aeolian Islands. Sicily has many facets and I wish we would have had more time to discover them.
Last night I went to the organic supermarket in our neighbourhood not knowing what we would have for dinner. I was quite undecided whether I would prefer meat or fish. I was late and so the choice of fresh fish was already limited so I took a look-around at the meat counter. Usually I always tend to look at the red meat but yesterday these beautiful chicken drumsticks caught my eye.
Instead of preparing a marinade, I wanted to give the chicken some flavour by stuffing some garlic and herbs under the skin. I also bought some bacon in order to give the chicken a more smoky flavour.
This would also be something to put on the barbecue. I think that the more garlic you use, the better it tastes – but this is also because I love garlic. I used different kinds of fresh herbs. See what you have at home/what is available and what goes well with the chicken. I used thyme, oregano and mint. Using mint with thyme and oregano is not a common combination but it gives the chicken a refreshing taste.