Spicy Maple Bacon Chicken Drumsticks make for sticky fingers and happiness. Easy enough for a weeknight, flavorful enough for game day and delicious enough for a comfort-food gathering.
chicken drumsticks, maple bacon drumsticks
12skinless chicken drumsticks
½cuppure maple syrup
¼cupchopped scallionswhite and green parts
2tbspchopped flat-leaf parsley
Heat oven to 400ºF. Wrap the tops of each drumstick with a strip of bacon. Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet with the end of the bacon strip under the drumsticks.
Mix together the maple syrup, Tabasco and salt and drizzle half of the mixture over chicken. Roast until the bacon is darkened and chicken is cooked through, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Drizzle or brush remaining maple sauce over hot chicken. Serve sprinkled with scallions and parsley.
Use pure maple syrup. Why? Because it's the real stuff, dripped from a maple tree, cooked down to sweet goodness and filtered into that beautiful little bottle. Those pancake syrups are tasty, but imitation maple syrup is pretty much just corn syrup and flavoring. It will create an overly sweet, very sticky situation in this recipe.
Spicy Maple Bacon Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.