12. March 2014 · Comments Off on Honey Molasses Drumsticks: The Binder Recipes · Categories: chicken, main dish, recipes · Tags: , , ,


I keep a giant 3″ 3 ring notebook in my kitchen.  It is packed with the recipes I love, and this one is definitely in The Binder. I plan to share several of my favorite recipes over the next few weeks and months!

I first found this recipe several years ago in one of my favorite cooking magazines, Cooking Light. After the first time I made it, it earned a page in The Binder, and I’ve made it more times than I can count since then. It’s a family favorite for sure!Honey Molasses Chicken Drumsticks (adapted from Cooking Light)

Take 6 or 7 chicken drumsticks and remove the skin (or don’t. Your choice.), then salt and pepper all over.

In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix:

1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 rounded tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon molasses
3 minced garlic cloves

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (or coconut oil) over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken on all sides, then add the honey mixture to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium low, turn the chicken so the glaze is all over the chicken. Put the lid on the pan, and cook for about 15 minutes, turning the chicken every 5 minutes or so, so the glaze will be even and so the chicken will cook evenly. When the chicken is fully cooked, take the lid off and let the glaze reduce to a rich color, and then it’s done!

honeymolassesdrumsticksIt’s messy, but so tasty, and it’s good hot or cold. Give it a try, and let me know if your family enjoys it too!