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The night I was making this meal, my husband’s physical therapist was at our house. I just did what I normally do, taking dinner out of the oven, plating it up, and setting up my little photo spot in the dining room. I’ve been doing this for so long now that taking a picture of my dinner is nothing strange – I forget that to most people, I would probably look like a weirdo. So, I’m taking pictures of the dinner, and the physical therapist asks if this is what I do at dinner time every night. At this point, I realize how strange this must look to him! I quickly explain that I have a food blog, and that is what the pictures are for, and then I quickly disappear into the kitchen to enjoy my dinner. I’m sure that we food bloggers look like crazy people to most of the world!!

Besides looking crazy while taking pictures, this chicken was so easy and delicious. I wish the glaze would have penetrated the chicken a little more, but there was still plenty of flavor. This is a great dish for a weeknight because it takes only minutes to put together – most of the time is just spent in the oven. It’s a great dish for one of those nights when you just feel like you don’t have the energy to make dinner!

Spicy Orange-Glazed Drumsticks
from Real Simple October 2009

Serves 4

1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/2 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
8 chicken drumsticks, (about 2 1/2 pounds)
salt and pepper

Heat oven to 400º F. In a small bowl, mix the marmalade and chili-garlic sauce.

Season the chicken with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Roast on a foil-lined baking sheet until cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes, brushing with the marmalade mixture during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

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11 Responses to Spicy Orange-Glazed Drumsticks

  1. kat says:

    That is super simple. We have the same problem with glazes in that they only flavor the skin. I know what you mean about looking crazy photographing every meal

  2. teresa says:

    lol! people always look at me like i'm crazy for taking pictures too! i'll even do it at restaurants. this looks soooo good!

  3. Kim says:

    LOL about the picture taking! Before my 8 year old takes a bite of something she asks me "did you take a picture of it yet". It makes me feel bad sometimes. Love the idea of spicy orange-glazed chicken – yum!

  4. Brother Smyth says:

    My wife thinks I'm weird when I take pictures of new food that I make, even though I do it quite often. So it's not just strangers that look at you funny.

  5. girlichef says:

    HA!!! Too funny…the things we take for granted, ya know!? Your drumsticks sound awesome :D

  6. bluang3lbby says:

    that recipe looks so good but i have one question. are there any substitutions to the orange marmalade? i would love to make this recipe but my friend is allergic to oranges in all forms.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’d note the globe of to tournament even with that too!

  8. Deborah says:

    bluang3lbby – I'm sure you could substitute the orange marmalade with any kind of thick jam – just depends on the flavor you are going for! I've only tried this recipe as written, but I'd be curious to see how another flavor would turn out.

  9. Valerie says:

    Oh, yum! Another quick and easy chicken recipe.

    It's funny how blogging (and the things we do for it) and the things we do for it just become habit. You are not alone (obviuosly, by all the other comments). :)

  10. heather @ what's blooming this week says:

    I know how you feel about taking pictures when others are around. Last weekend I had to take photos of my creme brulee halfway through a big dinner party. The guests saw the flash going off in the kitchen and then the questions began. They all think I'm nuts. They're probably right.

  11. Katie says:

    Those look so delicious!

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