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Nigel Slater's new book, Eat – the little book of fast food, is a delight. He is a wonderful writer, able to conjure up smells, sights and flavours that make your mouth water. The dishes are easy to make with many ideas on how to change each recipe's flavour profile.

With only three ingredients, this dish is succulent, sweet and spicy.

Servings: 2 or 3

Ready Time: 35 minutes


6 large chicken drumsticks

6 heaped tbsp marmalade

3 tbsp grain mustard

Freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven 400 F.

Place drumsticks on a foil-lined baking tray or in a small roasting tin. Mix marmalade with grain mustard and a grinding of black pepper. Spoon the seasoned marmalade over the chicken and bake for about 30 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don’t burn.

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