Sweet honey lends just the right amount of sweetness to smoky and spicy chipotle peppers in this recipe for honey chipotle chicken drumsticks.
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Honey Chipotle Chicken Drumsticks

Sweet honey lends just the right amount of sweetness to smoky and spicy chipotle peppers in this recipe for honey chipotle chicken drumsticks.
Servings 4
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 pound chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1-3 whole chipotle peppers in adobo pureed
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine oil, coriander, cumin, and paprika. Stir until combined.
  • Place drumsticks in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour spice mixture over the chicken. Toss until evenly coated.
  • In a separate bowl, combine honey, chipotle peppers, mustard, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Reserve half the sauce for basting.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange drumsticks on a prepared rack over a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Baste chicken with the reserved honey chipotle sauce, flip, and baste the other side. Cook for an additional 20-30 minutes or until juices run clear.
  • Alternately, prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Place chicken on the heated grill and cook for 10-15 minutes. Bast with honey chipotle sauce, flip drumsticks, and baste the other side with sauce. Grill for an additional 10-15 minutes or until juices run clear.
  • Before serving, coat with additional honey chipotle sauce or arrange drumsticks on a platter with sauce on the side.