Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hot Wing Style Drumsticks

I love the flavor of hot wings, but I really don't like the chicken wings themselves.  They seem to be all skin with only a tiny bite of chicken.  At the grocery store, I got the idea to make drumsticks with homemade paleo friendly buffalo sauce.  It was a simple dish that was very tasty and very simple to make.  They also made a great lunch salad the next day!  I served mine with celery sticks, an all natural preservative free ranch dressing, and extra hot sauce on the side.  Enjoy!

Spicy meaty goodness!

About 15 bone-in-skin-on drumsticks
4tbs hot sauce (I used Frank's RedHot Sauce)
1/4c butter
1tbs apple cider vinegar
1tsp paprika
1/2tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4-1/2tsp garlic powder
1/4-1/2tsp celery seed
Celery and ranch for serving (optional)

1. Preheat your oven to 375F.  On 2 nonstick foil lined baking sheets, place your drumsticks without touching.  Roast in the oven for 30 minutes, flipping over half way through. 
2. Meanwhile, make your sauce:  In a saute pan, heat butter until melted.  Add remaining ingredients and whisk well.  Bring to a boil and let simmer a few minutes.  Keep whisking and set aside.
3. When the drumsticks are looking done and crispy, take them out and toss them all in the sauce.  Use a pastry or bbq brush to brush the remaining sauce on top.  Place them back in the oven for about 15 minutes (check the temperature to make sure they are cooked through: 170-180F).
4. If desired, turn on your broiler and broil under the heat until browning a little more on top.  Serve hot with ranch or your choice of dipping sauce and celery sticks.  Enjoy!

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