30 March 2011

Knockin' Out Some Drumsticks

Here's an easy spin off of a Nigella recipe. Toss a dozen or so chicken legs into a freezer bag (or whatever chicken pieces you prefer, really). Add 2 c. buttermilk, oil (a few good glugs will do), garlic, cumin, salt (at least 2 teaspoons) and pepper and ... a tablespoon or two of maple syrup. Let marinate in fridge overnight or on counter for up to an hour or so.

Crank up the oven to 425 (convection roast, if you have it) and place chicken on foil or parchment lined cookie sheet (shake off extra marinade before placing on sheet!). Bake for 30-40 minutes, 'til outside is very crisp. And if you're in a kicky mood, baste chicken with a smidge more maple syrup and a grind or two of sea salt and pop back into oven for 5 more minutes.

Once summertime comes, I imagine this dish to be even better when cooked on the grill ... or served cold for a picnic! Ahh, sunshine ... I dream of you!


  1. I'm licking my lips!!!! Can't wait to try this one... you had me at "more maple syrup and a grind or two of sea salt". Yummo!

  2. These look delish. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I adore Nigella and her food.