Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kid Friendly Kickin' Chicken Made Healthy

Chicken drumsticks are coated with a slightly sweet barbecue sauce. It's a great summer flavor.

Makes: 8 servings     Prep: 20 Minutes       Bake: 45 Minutes          Oven: 375o  F  

  •  Non-stick cooking spray
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2  cloves garlic minced or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2  teaspoon cooking oil
  • 3/4 C bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 C ketchup
  • 1/4 C orange juice or water
  • 2 T packed brown sugar
  • 2 T light molasses
  •   Several dashes of bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)


1. Lightly coat a baking pan with cooking spray. Skin chicken. Arrange chicken in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake in a  375 o  F   oven for 25 minutes.

2. For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Stir in barbecue sauce, ketchup, orange juice, brown sugar, molasses and if desired, hot sauce; heat through.

3. Brush chicken with sauce. Turn chicken and brush with additional sauce. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink ( 180o F).

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