Sweet Chili and Orange Drummettes

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Isn’t it amazing how small the chickens are getting these days.  Who thought of ‘Toy’ chickens?  Whoever did, they’re a genius.  Tiny chicken legs are the perfect messy finger food.  Kidding…about the ‘Toy’ chickens, not about the little ‘legs’ being the perfect messy finger food.

These little legs are the easier to eat, meatier part of the chicken wing.  The nice thing about the little leg, better known as the drummette, it that they are perfect shaped to be easy to hold, provide a few small bites and you only have one bone to dispose of.

Sweet Chili and Orange Drumettes

Drummettes are relatively inexpensive, they cost a little more than whole chicken wings.  However. if you head over to your frozen foods section you’ll see that you can buy large bags of frozen drummettes for about the same price as fresh whole wings, and you save yourself a little work.  The other nice thing about drummettes are their consistent size which makes them a lot easier to cook.

I simply fried the drummettes and covered them in a sweet chili sauce/orange marmalade sauce.  Like may tiny foods, they just don’t seem to last long.   One little drummette leads to another and before you know it, you have a bowlful of bones and no drummettes left.

Sweet Chili and Orange Drummettes
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  1. 2 to 3 pounds drummettes
  2. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  3. 2 cloves garlic, lightly mashed
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. 1 teaspoon butter
  2. 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  3. 1 clove garlic, minced
  4. 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  5. 1/2 orange marmalade
  6. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  1. Drummettes:  Wash and dry the drummettes. Generously salt and pepper chicken.  In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium,  add the garlic and cook for a few minutes to infuse the oil, remove the garlic cloves to prevent burning.  Add chicken to the pan and fry 20 to 25 minutes and drain on a paper towel.  If you need to cook in batches, keep drummettes warm in the oven.
  2. Sauce:  In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat.  Add the garlic and sesame oil, cook stirring frequently for 1 minute.   Add chili sauce, marmalade and soy sauce.  Cook sauce until the marmalade dissolves and the sauce becomes homogenous.  Keep warm until ready to serve.
  3. When drummettes are done, toss with a little sauce and serve the extra sauce on the side.
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13 Responses to Sweet Chili and Orange Drummettes

  1. Erin December 2, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    Did you change your settings on Google Reader? If so, count me as bummed 🙁

    • Giggles December 2, 2011 at 8:30 am #

      Erin, I did change my settings. I was taking a WordPress class and following along. I forgot to change it back. As a Google Reader fan I love the full RSS feed. The down side is people don’t come to your site and leave comments. So hopefully you’ll still stop by and leave a comment once in awhile 😉

  2. Colleen Bierstine December 2, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    This looks yummy and I don’t even eat meat!

  3. Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) December 2, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Oh yeahhhhhh, I could grub on hundreds of these little guys. hundreds, I say! 🙂

    • Giggles December 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

      We could to…that’s why I can’t make them often.

  4. Eliot December 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    This glaze sounds amazing! Would love to see one of those toy chickesn.

    • Giggles December 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

      I need to come up with a name for them…something like chickettes? Where else would you get drumettes from?

  5. Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) December 2, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    These look great for football-watching parties or holiday potlucks. Great combo of flavors!!

  6. Kitchen Butterfly December 3, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    Perfect for eating by the bowlful, love the glaze/sauce

  7. love cooking December 4, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    I love this. If not too sweet, add some honey might be nice. 🙂

    • Giggles December 4, 2011 at 8:30 am #

      Honey is great, especially if you want some sticky wings.

  8. Eliot December 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Congrats on your SRC highlight today.

    • Giggles December 5, 2011 at 11:56 am #

      Thanks, I didn’t even realize I got highlighted, yeah.