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
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.