Honey Baked Chicken

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honey baked chicken

Juicy and flavorful, these honey-baked chicken drumsticks are wonderful over rice.

Makes 10 drumsticks
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Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes

Nonstick cooking spray
10 (4oz) chicken drumsticks
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking dish with foil (to save you some serious cleanup later as the honey caramelizes) and lightly spray it with nonstick spray.

2. Remove the skin from the drumsticks by pulling on the top part of the skin with a paper towel and pulling hard, all the way down, then yanking the skin off. You can leave the skin on, of course, but it will add calories and fat. I’ve made it both ways, and my family and I agree – this chicken is delicious and juicy even without the skin.

3. Arrange drumsticks in pan. Whisk together the olive oil, honey, mustard, salt, curry powder and pepper. Evenly pour the mixture over the chicken, brushing to coat.

4. Bake about 1 1/4 hours, basting every 15 minutes, until chicken is browned and juices run clear, flipping the drumsticks after the first 45 minutes, to allow both sides to brown.

Nutrition per drumstick
Calories 165.3
Total Fat 6.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 79.5 mg
Sodium 277.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 3.5 g
Protein 22.7 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4 points

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