Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tangy Sweet And Spicy Drumsticks

I love using the grill during summer especially preparing our dinner. I will just marinate the meat during the day and put it on the grill when Carlos is back from work. Chicken has always been my favorite and I love trying out different kind of flavor each time. For last week I grill these tangy sweet and spicy drumsticks for our dinner. It’s quick and easy and I served it with some green salad.

Ingredients :

6 - 8 drumsticks
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp chopped fresh garlic
3 tbsp of brown sugar
4 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp paprika
Salt to taste
1. Clean the drumsticks,remove the skin, fat and give a few slit to the meat. Pat it dry with a paper towel.
2. In a mixing bowl, combined chili powder, garlic, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, paprika and salt. Mix well and marinate the drumsticks for at least 2 – 3 hours.
3. Grill drumsticks over medium heat, with the grill covered. Grill for 30 to 40 minutes, turning occasionally until juices run clear and meat is cooked. Serve with some green salad.

23 comments:

Elin said...

Gert,
Grilled drumsticks....nice :)
Balsamic vinegar..mmm now I know what I should do with those balsamic vinegar besides in salad :) Thanks for sharing such mouth-watering drumstick....awww we are neighbors :P

Elin said...

...wish we are neighbors :P

Kitchen Corner said...

wow.. it looks so delicious!!

Cindy Khor said...

i was wondering whether i could substitude chilli powder with curry powder instead as i had ran out of them? thanks

mycookinghut said...

I like marinating my meat too! This recipe of yours looks really good and simple! I like it. :)

Zoe said...

Wow. Looks yummy! By the Gert, I already posted the shrimp and shreded sweet potato recipe.

Cheers,
Zoe

Nina Timm said...

I was looking for a BBQ chicken recipe just earlier tonight!!! Thx, this is just what I needed!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy, looks so delicious. BTW, I want to ask you a question, how long can a balsamic vinegar keeps or it never expired?

maybelles mom said...

isn't it nice cook outdoors in the warmth of summer?

yatiharvey said...

Hi Gert,
My son was looking to cook some chicken and this is perfect for him as all the ingredients are in the pantry. He added a dash of rosemary just for fun and it turned out wonderful! Thanks from both of us.

Yati-carbondale

Deborah said...

They sound so easy and look so delicious!

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, it look delicious!

Sonia said...

You are not just good in baking but also a good cook, I feel hungry just see the photo..

Bits of Taste said...

This is so scrumptious! It must be very tasty!

Christelle said...

Ah ah ah1 i waish i was a neighbourg too!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, I like to marinate my meat with balsamic vinegar as it gives a nice color and also tenderized the meat too.

Kitchen corner, thank you.

Cindy, you can always add any spices you like to your chicken.

Leemei, sometimes I just throw in anything I can lay my hand on into my meat :)

Zoe, thank you so much for the recipe. I will try it out soon.

Nina, hope you like this recipe.

LCOM, thank you. I think balsamic vinegar can be kept for a long long time. A good balsamic just gets better as it ages. My big bottle of balsamic last me a few months as we used it a lot in our salad and also as marinate.

Maybelles, yea I like using my grill in summmer. Is too warm to cook inside the house :)

ICook4Fun said...

Yati, thanks for trying this out. Great idea to some in some fresh herbs :)

Deborah, yes it is :)

Zue, thank you.

Sonia/Emile, thank you :)

Bit of taste, yes it is :)

Christelle, ha ha...

Anonymous said...

This is great with some scallop potatoes and toss salad.

My son inlaw and daughter gone fishing the other day and caught some trouts and now have to smoked it to gave away but love it.

Lisa

zerrin said...

THey look heavenly, so mouthwatering. I LOVE balsamic vinegar, but never tried it to marinade chicken. I will absoultely give this a try as we love grilling in summer, too.

chakhlere said...

Hey first time here!!
You have amazing blog and great recipes! specially chicken recipes are too good.
These tangy drumsticks are looking yummy!!

meeso said...

These are so tempting, they look great! Love the recipe :)

Jenny said...

This looks really delicious and I am anxious to try it. I recently (like four days ago) started my own food blog. I wanted to let you know I liked yours so much that I added it to my blogroll. Thanks for the idea! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Zerrin, do try using balsamic vinegar in marinate. It taste great.

Chakhlere, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment.

Meeso, thank you.

Jenny, welcome to the blogging world. Will visit you later.