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Asian Orange-Glazed Drumsticks
Hands-On Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
1/2 Cup Orange Marmalade
1 teaspoon Chili-Garlic Sauce (found in the Asian section of the grocery)
1 Dozen Chicken Drumsticks, skin on
Salt and Black Pepper
Heat oven to 400*. In a small bowl, mix the Marmalade and Chili-Garlic Sauce.
Season the Drumsticks with Salt and Pepper. Roast on a foil-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes. Baste with half of the Marmalade/Chili-Garlic Sauce. Continue roasting until Drumsticks are cooked through, about 20 minutes longer. Top with the remaining Marmalade mixture the last 5 minutes of roasting.
Serve with Green Beans and Cornbread Muffins.
Don't balk at purchasing a bottle of the Chili-Garlic sauce when only 1 teaspoon is needed--stir it into BBQ sauces to jazz them up a bit, or add to your soy-based marinades, or top your broiled Salmon with it, or, or, well, there's a lot of ways to use it up!
I fixed this Friday night for supper. When the Little One ran in to take her place at the table and saw this, she exclaimed, "Oh, CHICKEN BONES!" At her age I guess that she thinks that she "has arrived" when she is the one who gets to have the bone on her plate--the ultimate status symbol! She ate two drumsticks--more than me. If you'd like this to be a little spicier, you can add more Chili-Garlic to the Marmalade or skin the Drumsticks before roasting.
Adapted from Real Simple magazine, October 2009.