The Christmas spirit is in the air! Can you feel it? I certainly do. I always enjoy the joyful atmosphere of Christmas even though I don’t celebrate the occasion. Seeing Christmas decorations, listening to Christmas songs and eating Christmas cookies really put me in a jolly holiday mood. With this festive vibe cheering everywhere, it makes me (ie this home chef) feel like cooking less and join in the fun instead. So, what could be better than cooking a simple, hassle-free recipe? One such recipe is the easy-to-make honey balsamic chicken drumsticks.
All it takes is to soak the chicken drumsticks in a spicy-sweet marinade for 20 minutes and then put them into the oven to bake. Easy-peasy, right? Honey, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar complement each other perfectly. With grated ginger and crushed garlic, it packs these drumnettes with flavour as well as adds a lovely glaze and stickiness to them, making this dish really finger-lick’g good!! I regret for not making enough to fill my bosses’ stomaches. Next time, I will definitely double the amount of drumnettes.
One thing worth mentioning about this recipe is that the basting method used which makes the chicken drumsticks extra juicy and succulent. Basting is a technique of brushing, spooning or pouring liquids over food, usually meat and poultry, as it cooks. It will keep the food moist, add colour and flavour of the food you are cooking. You can do basting with any tool you may have in your kitchen ranging from a simple spoon to a baster.
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If you still have no idea what to cook for this Christmas, perhaps you can give this fail-proof recipe a try. It’s a yummy finger food for your little ones. Serving it with oven-baked fries and some fresh greens will make it a complete and wholesome meal for the family!