Spicy Orange Drumsticks

Drumsticks are usually something we don’t eat, but I pick them up every once in a while to change it up a bit.. I am not a big fan of dark meat, but will try to find recipes that make it taste tastier.. Here is a recipe that did the job well.. If you are an orange lover then you will like this.. It was not as a big of a hit here, but I will post it just the same.. It come from the Canadian Living Magazine and I followed it as directed..

~Spicy Orange Drumsticks~ 

1 tbsp (15 mL) grated orange rind
1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
1/3 cup (75 mL) honey
1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper flakes
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
8 (2 lb total) chicken drumsticks, skin removed (2 lb/1 kg total)


In large bowl, combine orange rind, juice, honey, hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper; add chicken, turning to coat.

Place chicken in single layer in shallow casserole dish; pour marinade over top. Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven, basting twice, until chicken is glossy and golden and juices run clear when pierced, about 30 minutes.

I served this with oven baked potatoes and a simple coleslaw.. Enjoy 🙂


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