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Football Eats: Chicken Drumsticks with Chipotle Glaze

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

Chicken Drumsticks 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 this stuff is magical. It’s sweet, a little spicy and nice and smokey, too. And a little bit packs a ton of fabulous flavor. You only need a couple of tablespoons for the marinade. If you want more heat, by all means add some more!

Chicken Drumsticks with Chipotle Glaze by FamilySpice.com

I was crazy about the sauce, so I loved these drumsticks with some sticky brown rice. A nice coleslaw would also help offer a great cooling contrast to the smokey heat of the chicken. Add some chips, guacamole and a margarita and it’s a happy time.

Game on!

Yield: serves 4

Chicken Drumsticks with Chipotle Glaze

Chicken Drumsticks with Chipotle Glaze

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Notes

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

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, June 2010.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

2 drumsticks

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 335 Total Fat: 10.3g Saturated Fat: 2.6g Cholesterol: 152mg Sodium: 978mg Carbohydrates: 11.1g Fiber: 1.2g Sugar: 9g Protein: 48.1g