This is a more-ish kind of meal. Everyone will be licking their fingers and eyeing out that last sweet and deliciously sticky drumstick. These clean eating honey chicken drumsticks are one of the easiest recipes ever but they never ever fail to please the family. I guarantee that this will be one of your go-to meals you’re going to find yourself making it A LOT!
We all have that one easy recipe that we can rely on to please the whole family. Even the fussy kids. A recipe that you can make by heart. A recipe that you can prep with your eyes closed. My honey chicken drumsticks recipe is that kind of recipe.
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Serve them hot. Serve them cold. Serve them with a salad or a creamy potato bake. Doesn’t matter. You can count on them to pull any meal together. Any time. And I do mean ANY time.
Meal Prepping for Moms
Whenever I meal plan for the week I try and include one or two freezer options for the ‘just in case’ stuff that happens.
Maybe you decide to light up the BBQ. Friends may stay later, kids may have a play date, dinner may burn (like last Tuesday when I went to watch our sheep getting sheared and forgot the beef casserole on the stove. Thank goodness my son was home and smelt the smoke or this would have been a longer story). Stuff happens when you have a family.
You can’t plan for everything, but you can make life a little easier by always having a couple Plan B meals in the freezer.
The Plan B Dinner Plan
It’s not easy for a recipe to get on my Plan B dinner list, because let’s face it – Plan B only happens when you’re desperate. And when the store is closed or you’ve had a glass of wine and the store drive isn’t an option anymore.
So my point is this. Keep all these ingredients in your freezer and pantry. Because then you will always have this yummy dinner up your sleeve.
Ingredients to stock up on
- Frozen chicken drumsticks (in the freezer)
- honey (in the pantry)
- apple cider vinegar (I keep mine in the fridge)
- olive oil (pantry item)
- Salt and pepper
Related: Stocking a Clean Eating Pantry
Freezing and Thawing
If you are a meal prepping Queen, then you might want to make a batch of these babies up and freeze in freezer bags. That way, all you need to do is thaw and bake when you need them.
They also make a great done for you meal gift for new Moms or sick friends that need a little help.
The great thing about this easy honey chicken drumsticks (aside from the yumminess, of course) is that they are super versatile. You can freeze them for later, grill them right now, slow bake or pop them on the Barbeque if the weather looks good.
Super easy family favorite meal. Serve a crowd on a budget with this easy baked chicken drumstick recipe.
|12 Chicken drumsticks
|Preheat oven to 400’F / 180’C
Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Arrange your drumsticks skin side up on the tray.
In a jug or bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients: apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour sauce over the drumsticks.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Turn chicken over and bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to rest for around 5 minutes before serving. Sauce will get thicker and stickier as it cools.
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