This is one of the Freezer Meals I made at my Comfort Foods Workshop. It might be my favorite, but they’ve all been so good!
HONEY BALSAMIC CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS
12 skinless chicken drumsticks (or 6 chicken breasts) (I de-skinned my drumsticks)
1/2 cup Wildtree European Dipping Oil – Mediterranean Balsamic
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
Mix the European Dipping Oil, honey, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a freezer bag. Shake and squeeze the contents of the bad to dissolve the honey and brown sugar. Add the chicken to the bag. Remove the air and either marinate 2 hours or freeze. Defrost in fridge.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the drumsticks on a foil-lined and greased baking sheet (VERY IMPORTANT to not skip this step… unless you want to spend precious time over your kitchen sink scrubbing away). Bake until the skin is caramelized and very dark in spots, about 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, place leftover marinade in a small saucepan. Bring the marinade to a boil for 5 minutes, in order to kill bacteria. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until thick, about 15-20 minutes and set aside. Use a pastry brush to brush the cooked marinade onto the cooked chicken or serve marinade alongside as a sauce/gravy. Serves 6.
Calories 440; Fat 24g; Saturated Fat 3g; Carbohydrates 35g; Fiber 0g; Protein 21g; Cholesterol 80mg; Sodium 360 mg (when using low sodium soy sauce)