Thursday, January 15, 2009

Honey-Soy Glazed Drumsticks

a.k.a. Dinosaur Bones

1/2 c honey
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/3 c water
sea salt and ground pepper
3 pounds drumsticks (about 8), skins removed

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Combine honey, soy sauce and water in a large bowl. Add drumsticks and toss to coat. Place chicken on a foil-lined cookie sheet, pouring sauce on top. Season with salt and pepper. Place in oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, basting with juices from pan every 10 minutes.

Although this recipe only calls for 3 pounds of drumsticks, I just buy the large package. I skin all of them and freeze the rest, and trust me, you'll use them for this recipe again! Also, be sure the line the pan with foil. The glaze gets pretty sticky and this makes cleanup a cinch!

You may be wondering why we call them dinosaur bones. That was my trick to get my oldest son to try them. But now that I look at these pictures, it could just as well be because we all look like cavemen while we devour them.
Of course, real cavemen use both hands, and look at the camera with puppy-dog eyes.


Chapmans23 said...

These sound very good, what are some side dishes you would serve with these besides rice and pot. I run out of ideas and get tired or rice and pot. sometimes. Thanks!

Gwen said...

Hmm, good question. I served them with rice and broccoli because I knew my kids would eat it. It really hit the spot!

Audrey said...

I made this tonight and it turned out ok. I didn't have drumsticks so i sliced (thickly) chiken breast. Then I used the bottom half of my roasting pan, lined with foil. I had to use a spoon to baste (thanks to the kids for claiming my baster as a toy) and tore the foil just a tinge. The juices seeped through and then the somewhat mild disaser began. I continued basting and about 25 min into it, smoke started pluming out of my oven! I decided to take it out because the sauce was burning to the pan. The chicken still tasted yummy and the kids LOVED it. I'll try again and alter a few things. Maybe even locate my baster. At least there is room for improvement. ;o) Thanks for the idea.

E&A said...

Aud told me her story. I couldn't stop laughing and thought I would give it a try. I am headed to the store now.

Also, I love that pic of Kenley. You can really see how much she LOVES the chicken.