There's nothing like a good casserole to feed the family, and this little chicken and veggie gem is guaranteed to fill the hungriest tummy!
Preheat the oven to a fan grill setting.
Place chicken drumsticks in a cast iron casserole dish. Drizzle oil all over the chicken and place under a hot grill for 5-7 minutes each side until the chicken is brown all over. Alternatively, you can brown the chicken on the stove top. Heat oil in a casserole dish over a medium heat. Add the chicken and brown on all sides until well coloured.
Reset the oven to 200C fan bake setting.
Add the soup mix around the chicken and the lemon peel.
Pour the wine and hot water into the casserole. Make sure all the soup mix is covered in liquid. If not, add a little more hot water.
Bake uncovered in the oven for 1 hour.
Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Scatter the extra lemon peel, pesto sauce and basil leaves to serve.