by: Kamille Scellick | Redeeming the Table
I recall as a child how the first piece of chicken I put on my plate was the coveted drumstick. A tug-o-war would typically ensue with my brothers & me, while one of us was left with the dry chicken breast (can I get an amen?). So, how about we go back to the childhood roots of saying “NO” to chicken breast & “YES” to drumsticks...Spiced Chicken Drumsticks. These are so easy, so quick & incredibly delicious, it’s for sure to be a staple recipe from here on out. And another thing, it’s a recipe finally making use of the overlooked & low priced drumstick. You can get a pack of six drumsticks (free range) for $3-4 bucks, which is cheaper than a gallon of gas. So while you’re at the store, pick up a couple packages for dinner & lunch, and no tug-o-war at the table.
One of my greatest joys in life is empowering others to become who they were created to be. This is especially true in the kitchen. My time here at Jogo has been full of challenges (the good kind), which has me on the other side as a leaner & healthier Kamille. Prior to joining the first Whole 30 & Jogo, I loved to cook & bake for my family, friends, & neighbors. Post Whole 30 & some 9 months later, I still love to cook & bake, it just looks a bit different. I hope to be a resource; especially, to those of you when hearing the word, “cook” cower with intimidation, or simply stare dumbfounded at the fridge. Let’s get in the kitchen together to make some Spiced Chicken.
This recipe is for six drumsticks, but can easily be increased to meet the demands of your household, or your belly. Serve it with an easy green salad or sweet potato mash for that Southern cooked feel.