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Bacon Wrapped Drumsticks with Ricotta Herb Stuffing

Bacon Wrapped Drumsticks with Ricotta herb Stuffing – Getting tired of your usual chicken drumstick recipe? Kick things up a notch and try this recipe that uses ricotta cheese and bacon.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min


8 chicken drumsticks
8 slices lean smoked bacon
4 tbsp ricotta cheese
1 finely diced garlic glove
3 tbsp mixed herbs
2 tbsp brown bread crumbs
1 tbsp grain mustard
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Mix together ricotta cheese, garlic glove, herbs, and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Gently loosen the skin around drumstick and evenly spoon the mixture under skin. Wrap bacon tightly around the large end. Place drumstick on baking sheet with seam end of bacon down.

  3. Mix together oil and mustard and brush on chicken.

  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350°F (175°C) or until cooked through and meat thermometer registers 165°F (74°C).