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Dec 16 / Jane

Honey Baked Chicken Drumsticks

I’ve made this recipe a couple times and it’s always better when you leave the skin on the drumsticks: it ends up being crispier. You may also use chicken wings or thighs. Alex and I have gotten in the habit* of breaking down a whole organic chicken and this is a great way to use all the “non-breast” pieces. Enjoy!

2 lbs chicken drumsticks
2 T butter
2 T olive oil
1/2 c flour
1 1/2 t seasoned salt blend
1/3 c honey
1/4 c brown sugar
4 T lemon juice
2 t soy sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Wash chicken and pat dry. Toss in a food storage bag with the flour and seasoned salt.
3. Melt butter with olive oil; pour into an 11″ x 7″ baking dish. Arrange chicken in the baking dish, turning to coat with the butter mixture. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway through.
4. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat honey, brown sugar, lemon juice, and soy sauce, stirring to blend.
5. After 30 minutes, pour the honey mixture over the chicken pieces and return to the oven. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes longer, turning the chicken pieces every 10 to 15 minutes until golden and skin is crispy.

* When I say “gotten in the habit” I mean we’ve done this a handful of times: we really don’t eat meat much these days. So when we do, it’s high quality, local, free range, organic. Yeah, there’s a long list of criteria, which is why we don’t eat it often. But being winter, we’ll likely have more meat in the near future. This is just perfectly okay with Alex (and probably Tula too, although she prefers sugar cookies right now…).

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