Tasty Tuesday…Drumroll Please!

26 Jan

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When I first saw this recipe I was a bit skeptical, and Bill down right told me to never make it. I don’t know what changed his mind, maybe it was the fact that there were drumsticks in the fridge, but he decided to make them the other night. Coffee-Brined Chicken Drumsticks. I’m usually a chicken breast kind of girl, but while perusing my new ALL YOU cookbook, I saw a few yummy looking drumstick recipes.

Coffee-Brined Chicken Drumsticks

What you will need:
2 cups water
1 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee
1/4 cup salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1 cinnamon stick
8 chicken drumsticks

1) In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups water, coffee, salt and sugar until salt and sugar are completely dissolved. Stir in chili powder, red pepper, garlic and cinnamon. Add chicken. Top with a small plate, if needed to keep the chicken submerged. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

2) Preheat broiler. Lift chicken from brine and place on a broiler pan. Discard brine. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat source until browned, about 10 minutes. Turn chicken pieces and broil until second side is browned, about 10 more minutes.

3) Set oven to 350F. Move pan to rack in middle of oven and bake until drumsticks are no longer pink at the bone (cut to test). 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Recipe Stats:
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill: 2-4 hours
Cook: 35 minutes
Serves: 4
Cost per serving: $1.41
Calories: 289
Fat: 13g (4g sat)
Protein: 29g

This recipe also works well with other chicken parts or even turkey. When the weather gets a little warmer, toss this chicken of the grill. Add your favorite sides and you’ve got yourself a meal. ENJOY!

Have a Tasty Tuesday!

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