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Saturday Stirrings: Amazing Tasty Healthy Chicken Drumsticks!

I am on a quest in my extended family. I am determined to help everyone lose weight.

We've actually decided as a family to do the 5 km run next spring, so we're starting to train. And quite a few of the younger people in our family could stand to lose a few pounds.

So when we had a birthday party last night, I was trying to figure out what to cook that is healthy but that kids will still eat. I settled on this great recipe for Chicken Drumsticks I found. This is the yucky part: you have to take the skin off first, or else it's not quite so healthy.

How do you take the skin off chicken? The easiest way is to cut a little bit with scissors into the skin, and then hold onto a paper towel and pull like anything using the paper towel. That works really well for me. Somehow the texture of the paper towel makes it a lot easier to pull. You certainly can't do it with your bare hands (nor would you want to).

Then you do this:

1 cup chopped scallion
1/3 cup prepared barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon chili paste or hot pepper sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 1/4 lbs chicken drumstick, skin removed
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
It looks like a lot, but it's just measuring stuff into a bowl.

Take the chicken legs and coat them in the sauce, and then lay them in a 9 x 13 pan that is lined with foil. Pour any remaining sauce on top. Cover with foil.

Bake at 400 for twenty minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another twenty minutes.

You can serve it with rice, and spoon the sauce on top. Again, really good!

We also had a chocolate fountain last night, complete with fruit. No cake. No ice cream. They ate a lot of chocolate, but I figure they got some vitamins in them, too, and so it was at least partway healthy!



At 8:22 PM , Anonymous Jen @ Daily Mish Mash said…

The chicken dish sounds yummy, but the chocolate fountain sounds divine!! Thanks for sharing!

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