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Football Eats: Drumsticks with with Chipotle Glaze

Whether you need a snack while watching the big game or you need a quick weeknight meal, these Drumsticks with with Chipotle Glaze fill the bill.

Drumsticks with with Chipotle Glaze by FamilySpice.com

 

There is something sinful about sticky, finger-licking finger foods. I’m not one that likes super sweet dinners, but I do love the sweet and sour combination. Whether it’s for wings, thighs or drumsticks, this sweet and spicy chipotle glaze is a keeper.

I made these for my family, and despite my husband not being a fan of hot and spicy, he had to admit that these drumsticks were amazing. The heat comes from chipotle chile in adobo sauce. It comes in a little can and it adds more than just heat, but also a rich smokiness, too. This was the first time I ever used it and you can be sure that I will use it again!

Serve it alone or with rice, or even a salad as a cooling contrast to the heat. Add some chips, guacamole and a margarita and it’s a happy time.

Drumsticks with with Chipotle Glaze by FamilySpice.com

Chicken Drumsticks with Chipotle Glaze

Smokey chipotle chiles in adobo sauce give these legs a kick! Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, June 2010

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 TBS soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 2 TBS chipotle chile in adobo sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Wash and pat dry:
    • 1 1/2 lb chicken drumsticks
  3. In a large bowl whisk together:
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 3 TBS soy sauce , low-sodium
    • 2 TBS honey
    • 2 TBS chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  4. Add chicken to sauce and toss to coat.
  5. Let chicken marinate for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Arrange the chicken on a roasting pan coated with cooking spray, reserving marinade.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Place reserved marinade in a blender, and process until smooth.
  9. Place puréed marinade in a small saucepan.
  10. Bring to a boil, and cook 3 minutes.
  11. Brush chicken with half of cooked sauce.
  12. Return chicken to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  13. Brush chicken with remaining sauce.
  14. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the drumstick registers 165°F.
  15. Transfer to a platter and serve.

Notes:

Serving Suggestions: Great for dinner or use chicken wings and drumettes and serve as an appetizer.

Source:

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, June 2010

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Yield: Serves 4

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