BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Friday is Fry-day in our home. I like making fries on a Friday. I have no idea why or even how this happened. It just began as a pattern and stuck. The fries are pretty simple; they are frozen oven fries so I just follow the instructions on the package. 

SPICY BBQ CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS (in the oven)

For the sauce, we use an adapted version of Barbecue Chicken Legs by The Pioneer Woman

1 tsp onion powder

1-2 tbs tomato paste

1/2 cup no-sugar ketchup (or regular ketchup) 

1 tsp garlic powder

3 tbs white vinegar (more or less to taste) 

1 tb Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp molasses (optional) 

2 tbs chipotle adobo sauce or 2 tsp ground chipotle powder

1/2 tsp mustard powder (optional)

1/4 tsp smoked paprika powder (optional) 

Place all ingredients in a saucepan, heat gently and stir until throughly mixed. This bubbles and splashes a bit. Not gonna lie. I sometimes make double and freeze half. 

For the drumsticks – makes 12:

Olive Oil

Sprinkle of salt and pepper

Rub olive oil over the drumsticks and then sprinkle them with some salt and pepper.

Bake at 425F for 25 minutes, flip them and bake for another 20 minutes.

Add the sauce, cover with foil and bake for 3 minutes. 

You can broil them after this for a few minutes to get them charred a little if you want while basting them with a little of the sauce. I’m lazy so I usually don’t! I dip my fries in the excess sauce. I just LOVE it. 

This also works as a wing sauce. Just FYI.

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