When I was in the hospital after surgery a few years ago, a good friend showed up at our house with dinner for my family–twice during my 5-day stay. One of the meals included chicken drumsticks with a delicious sweet and spicy sauce. After returning home, I thanked Sally for the meals and asked for the recipe for the “Magically Delicious” chicken, because all my kids had been raving about it. That’s when she looked embarrassed and told me that her husband had picked up the chicken all prepared and ready to bake at a local grocery store. Then she decided to figure out how to make it herself.
A few weeks later she showed up at choir practice with a half-full jar of the Secret Ingredient: Frank’s Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce. That’s pretty much all it is: just this sauce, poured over chicken drumsticks and baked until done. I added in a little garlic. This is a simple, can’t-miss, 3-ingredient chicken dish. The kids have named it “Sally’s Magic Chicken.”
Makes 4 servings
8 chicken drumsticks
2 tsp. garlic powder
8 TBL Frank’s Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil and brush with olive oil to prevent sticking. Place chicken on baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Place pan of chicken in oven; after 30 minutes, remove pan and brush half the sauce over chicken. Return to oven for 20 to 30 more minutes, until chicken begins to turn golden brown. Brush remaining sauce over chicken and serve.
Recipe and photo copyright 2015 Barb Szyszkiewicz for Cook and Count. All rights reserved.