Kickin' Chicken

When you're craving a cookout and can't be outside, make these chicken drumsticks. They bake in the oven but are coated with sweet barbecue flavor.


Kickin' Chicken

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  •  
    Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8   
    chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced, or 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 2   teaspoons 
    cooking oil
  • 3/4  cup 
    bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1/4  cup 
    catsup
  • 1/4  cup 
    orange juice or water
  • 2   tablespoons 
    brown sugar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    light molasses or maple-flavored syrup
  •  
    Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
Directions
1.
Lightly coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Skin chicken. Arrange chicken in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes.
2.
Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan cook garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Stir in barbecue sauce, catsup, juice, brown sugar, molasses, and, if desired, hot pepper sauce; heat through.
3.
Carefully 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 (180 degree F). Reheat any remaining sauce; drizzle some of the sauce over chicken; pass remaining sauce. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 188, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 78, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 13, pro. (g) 22, vit. A (IU) 340, vit. C (mg) 9, sodium (mg) 355, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 2, Other Carb () 1, Lean Meat () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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