Honey Baked Chicken Drumsticks are not just easy to prepare, they are absolutely delicious!
The sauce recipe came together on the fly one day, knowing I had little time to get them prepared before we headed out to our clinic for the morning. It was so easy, I made it while preparing breakfast.
Since everyone has their own personal foods they either eat or are avoiding, I have included variations following the recipe.
I prepared the Honey Baked Chicken Drumsticks at the same time as these equally flavorful and tender Citrus-Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs, allowing us to 'cook once, eat at least twice!'
Save time and resources ~ let your oven multitask for you.
As Dr. Axe points out in his article, White Meat Versus Dark Meat on The Nutrition Watchdog, the dark meat of poultry has many healthful nutrients, above and beyond the white meat. What makes dark meat dark is an increased use of their muscles, especially among pastured chickens that are walking around all day.
Increased use of the muscles through increased activity leads to greater oxygen and blood flow. As a result, dark meat is higher in iron, among other nutrients.
Dark meat is also higher in selenium, zinc, taurine, several B vitamins, Vitamins A and K, and taurine ~ an important anti-inflammatory amino acid found abundantly in heart muscle, and the brain. Taurine in the diet has been found to improve these respective organs, including regulation of blood pressure, and improved vision, and nerve and cognitive function.
The skin is a good source of monounsaturated fats. The skin and tendons contain collagen, which is excellent for the health of your own skin, hair, eyes, and joints. Using the chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks, or other parts of a chicken or turkey to make bone broth is an excellent way to boost the collagen in your diet.
So, with all these health benefits, enjoy this Easy Honey Baked Chicken Drumsticks recipe.
Don't forget to eat the delicious, crispy skin, and save those bones for bone broth!
*Note: The ingredients for the Honey Baked Chicken Sauce are close estimates. Adjust the amounts as needed, to taste.
Overnight Slow Roasted Chicken Breasts in Sauerkraut. This is an excellent way to prepare bone-in breasts, a better value than boneless and skinless. Recipe in the TYTN Diet Plan e-book. So delicious!
Learn how to make bone broth using up those drumstick and thigh bones. This recipe uses a slow pot simmered method.
The Pressure-Cooked Beef Bone Broth recipe can be modified using up the chicken bones, or a combo of poultry and beef bones. Pressure cooking bone broth produces a collagen-rich, thick gelatinous broth.
Be sure to check out these equally simple, moist, tender and delicious Citrus & Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs, with perfectly crisped skin!
Save time. Make them at the same time as the Honey Baked Chicken Drumsticks!
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