I always feel that my Fridays go on forever. For most people Fridays go by too quickly with not enough time to get anything done. Since the Sabbath comes in early these days I do not work Fridays because I need to be home by sunset and photo shoots usually go way beyond their closing time. The problem with me thinking I have all the time in the world, is that I usually push off whatever it is I need to do till the end of the day. This past Friday it was the cooking that got pushed off. We recently moved into a new apartment and setting it up seemed to be the only thought on my mind through the day. After unpacking some boxes I realized it was an hour and half before sundown and I still had not turned the oven on. I frantically searched through my Epicurious app for a chicken drumstick recipe I had seen earlier that week; it was called apricot glazed sticky drumsticks and just the title made my mouth water.
Now it was 1 hour and 23 minutes till sunset and I realized the apricot glaze recipe involved a food processor which I did not have time for. I decided I needed to be creative and come up with a quicker version that I could get in the oven in 5 minutes. The element of the recipe I wanted to keep was the stickiness which made the chicken almost BBQ like. I decided on a soy/honey marinade which I made into a sauce because I did not have time to marinade the chicken. At 4:45 pm I put my drumsticks in the oven and baked them for an hour until they were sticky and crispy and entirely delightful to eat.
8 chicken drumsticks
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tspn salt
1/2 tspn fresh ground pepper
Place drumsticks on silver foil lined baking sheet. Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the drumsticks. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until the chicken is browned at the edges.
Place the drumsticks on a serving plate and pour the extra juices from the baking sheet into a bowl so the drumsticks can be dipped into the delicious sauce. Serve hot and enjoy!
~ Recipe submitted by Aura Schwartz of Beauty and Food