I’m not a big drumstick kinda girl…I prefer my wings. I never really had them growing up, but instead had plenty of wings over football games, parties, or even restaurants. My husband on the other hand, LOVES them! Another reason why we’re a match made in heaven…we never have to fight for any particular piece of the chicken. HA!
We watch a lot of Disney at home and one of the movies we have recently introduced to Isabella is Brave. I have been working on a new category on the blog called, ” Family Nights”, in which menus and activities revolve around a particular movie. When watching the movie Brave, I thought it would be fun to have drumsticks, something I felt the triplets would totally eat. No idea what I’m talking about? Go watch the movie.
But first, did you know drumsticks are really inexpensive?! A two pound tray at the grocery store was less than $5! What?! Perhaps the thought of eating more drumsticks may grow on me now…figuratively speaking.
The glaze you will be making is the perfect amount of stickiness and even sweetness. Your kids will absolutely love it and it’s so easy…perhaps a staple in your household?
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/3 cup of orange juice
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 1/2- 2lbs of drumsticks (about 6-8)
- Combine all ingredients in a ziplock bag and marinade for 1-2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and place drumsticks on baking sheet.
- Pour the marinade into a sauce pan under medium low heat. After 10 minutes, the marinade will become more syrupy, if not continue to simmer until it coats the back of a spoon evenly.
- When the marinade has reduced, bake the drumsticks for 20 minutes, brushing the marinade every 5 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, flip the drumsticks so they cook evenly. Repeat the same process.
- Flip the drumsticks one final time and repeat for 15 minutes. After about an hour, the drumsticks should be glossy and sticky from the marinade.
- Take out the drumsticks and let them cool a bit before you handle them, or you may burn yourself!
Despite the basting, the skin crisped up really well.
Sticky sweet, crispy skin AND inexpensive? What the heck are you waiting for?