Easy Paleo Honey Mustard Drumsticks
I am a sucker for a drumstick. I’ve loved them since I was little. What’s not to love, they come with their own handle for gosh sake. But the typical seasoned drumstick can get boring sometimes. This recipe is far from boring.
The recipe has a touch of curry in it which really adds a great savory flavor but is not overwhelming in the least. But if you aren’t into curry, you can omit it. They will still turn out super flavorful without it.
This simple recipe is easy, paleo and a great source of protein. You can bake these or make the marinade and put your chicken legs on the grill. It’s the marinade that makes this recipe for sure so use it on chicken breasts too if you want.
I boiled the marinade before using it to baste just because it was sitting on raw chicken but that’s just me being super cautious. You can skip this step if you aren’t concerned about it. If you do skip that step, only use the marinade for basting and not for any dipping sauce unless you boil it.
- 5 - 7 chicken legs
- 1 cup raw honey (can sub with regular honey)
- ½ cup dijon mustard
- 2 tsp coconut aminos (can sub with soy sauce if not going paleo)
- 2 tsp yellow curry powder (you can skip the curry if you don't like it)
- 2 tsp salt + a pinch or two
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp pepper
- Combine everything except for the chicken legs and the extra pinches of salt. Whisk together. If using raw honey, it may seem thick at first but just keep stirring because it will liquify quickly.
- Pat your chicken legs dry with a paper towel and put in a baking dish, pour marinade over them, coating completely.
- Cover and place in the fridge anywhere from 2 hours to overnight. Flip the chicken legs over half way through your marinading time.
- BAKING DRUMSTICKS:
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Pour the marinade into a small saucepan, set aside.
- Bake chicken for 65 - 70 minutes.
- Once you put the chicken in the oven, bring your extra marinade to a boil, stirring constantly. I do this just because it was on raw chicken and I'm being extra cautious. If it doesn't bother you, then you can skip this step.
- Once your marinade has boiled for a minute or so, baste your chicken legs generously every 15 minutes or so until they are done. If you have any left over you can use as a dipping sauce on the side.
Recipe inspired by www.chewoutloud.com