Kung Pao Chicken Drumsticks
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 2
For the sauce...
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1 tsp. canola oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 Tbl. grated ginger
  • 1 Tbl. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbl. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbl. brown sugar
  • ½ Tbl. sriracha
For the chicken...
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
For the sauce...
  1. Saute shallot in canola oil until tender, add garlic for 1 minute. Then add remaining ingredients and bring to slow boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Cool completely before adding sauce to chicken for marinating.
For the chicken...
  1. Marinate drumsticks in Kung Pao sauce for 1-2 hours, reserving some sauce for basting.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken legs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until done to your liking when stuck with meat thermometer. Baste drumsticks 3-4 times during the cooking time.
  3. Top with crushed peanuts and sliced scallions.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/kung-pao-chicken-drumsticks/