Cure your craving for sticky, drippy, kickin’ barbecue sauced chicken! This thick sauce is yummy on pork, fish, beef, tofu, even grilled veggies…and of course chicken.
It’s all about the sauce, baby!
I was craving sweet, sticky sauce dripping off of a hand-held barbecued hunk of meat >> And this is it.
Because it’s got good contrasts: Sweet yet tart. Spicy yet mellow. Smokey yet fruity.
Plus it was totally a winner with my kids.
Not only did they like the sauce, but chicken drumsticks – or drummies – are perfect kid-pleasers. They are: 1) Fun to eat 2) A snap to prep – even for kids – because the skin is much easier to remove than that on chicken breasts or thighs.
Now about that sticky, sweet, flavor-bomb sauce…of course, it has to be healthy:
- Lower in sugar
- Lower in sodium
And you should be about to just throw it together with basic ingredients from your pantry – or if you’re missing one or two things, you could absolutely mix it up a bit. Except, don’t skip the chia seeds; they:
- Add crispy texture to the outside of the chicken – Since you remove the skin to cut away most of the saturated fat, you also remove the crispy texture from the skin. The chia is a healthy replacement.
- Thicken the sauce – It would be very sad if all the yummy sauce slid right off the meat; the chia helps keep the sauce in place.
- Add good nutrition – Chia seeds are packed with the plant form of healthy omega-3 fats.
I’m happy to admit, this sauce is rather a revelation. You won’t be able to stop ‘tasting it’ as you stir it up! Cure your craving for kickin' barbecue sauced chicken: Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumsticks via @TspCurry Click To Tweet
So brush on the sauce – and cure your craving for sticky, drippy, kickin’ barbecue sauced chicken. I did.Print
Do you ever cook chicken drumsticks? What’s a recipe you’ve created to cure a craving?