Honey Mustard Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

January 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Chicken, Main Dish | Leave a comment

Do you like garlic? If you do, then this dish is for YOU!

I found the recipe at Food.com and the only thing I did differently was not cook as many drumsticks (I only had six!) and I baked them, rather than grill them, and I added butter to the cookie sheet that they were baked on.


Chicken drumsticks, 6-8

3 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. black pepper

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Oh, and don’t forget the garlic cloves:  6!

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Hmm, actually, I think I used more than 6?

Okay, here’s what you do:  grab a container that you can lay all the legs in, so that they can get marinated.  Toss in the honey, mustard, soy sauce, lemon juice, pepper and garlic.

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Mix it all up, nice and pretty!

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Take each drumstick and score a few slices into them; I did three or four altogether.

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This will help let the marinade soak into the chicken.  Once all the legs are ready, set them in the marinade and pop it into the fridge.  Mine marinated a couple of hours, then I flipped the container over so that the other side got juiced.  After a couple of hours flipped on its top, it was time to bake the legs.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  I grabbed my shallow 9×13 cookie sheet and buttered it up.  Lots of butter was involved.

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I even sliced up some butter to get some extra-yummy action on the pan.

Here are the chicken legs, ready to leave their bath and jump onto the pan.

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Set the legs on the pan, add a few more pats of butter…

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Pop into the oven for 25 minutes.  At the end of 25 minutes, remove pan.

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Time to flip them over and dribble the garlicky, buttery juices over them.  Return to oven for another 25 minutes.

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Oooh!  Sweet goodness!  Some of the honey burnt on my cookie sheet – I figured that would happen.  Let the chicken rest for a full 5 minutes before serving.

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I made white rice (with chicken broth) and green beans to go along with the drumsticks.  And, there are two legs left-over for left-overs in a couple of days.


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