Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chili-Lime Drumsticks

You will never see an original recipe by me as I am not that creative. However, instead you will see many recipes that I have found and tried to make. I mentioned that I was making these awesome looking Chili-Lime Drumsticks for dinner. I really wanted to like these, and while they tasted good they were a little bland. I might add some more spice and definitely marinate overnight instead of just for 8 hours.   Either way here is the recipe:

2 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 10) - My package had less
1 medium lime, juiced and zested
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil

Add all the ingredients in to a bowl and whisk together. Add chicken to plastic bag and pour marinated in. Let sit for about 8 hours. 

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a shallow, rimmed baking sheet with foil and place the chicken on top. Roast the chicken for 45 to 50 minutes, turning it halfway through, until the juices run clear when pricked with a fork. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

I didn't have a any large plastic bags, so I just put it in a a shallow Tupperware, put the lid on it and shook it up. Every couple of hours I flipped over the Tupperware in the fridge. Over all it worked out fine.  I roasted some baby carrots with garlic for a quick and easy side.  Next time, I will marinate longer and I think making it with chicken tenders instead of drumsticks might actually give it more flavor without tweaking the ingredients to much.  At the end of the day the family enjoyed it so its a win in my book.
Last night I headed to Hot Yoga for a late night sweat session. I sweat a lot in this class and I think it is the cause of my ear pain. I went to the doctor yesterday for my physical and learned that had what looks swimmers ear and that is why it is hurting so  much.  I haven't been swimming in forever, I mean I have taking my daughter to the pool but we only go in the kid pool which is less then 2 feet deep so I doubt that is the issue. My husband suggested maybe its from the crazy amount of sweat from hot yoga.......that could be, as I have felt the sweat dripping into or out of my ears in certain poses. Either way now I have ear drops from the next 7 days.

Do you have any good chicken recipes you can share

Have you ever had swimmers ear?

1 comment:

  1. Looks and sounds delicious!!!!

    I like to marinate my chicken breast in fat free italian dressing overnight then grill it - moist and delicious and way too simple.