I seriously thought they were little drumsticks of some kind when I ordered wings.
This week's swap was BBQ, and I received Jey's recipe for Grilled Chicken Drumettes with Pineapple Pomegranate BBQ Sauce. I made it on a particularly gorgeous spring day; the kind of day that you just want to be outside and grilling makes perfect sense.
Although it looks like a recipe that would take a long time to come together, it was fairly easy and quick to do.
And it was delicious. It seems more like an appetizer than a dinner, though we very much enjoyed it as a dinner anyway. The glaze is perfect on any kind of chicken, and I might put it on baked chicken sometime; Jey mentioned it's really good on burgers!
Thanks to Jey for getting me schooled on what drumettes are and for a delicious recipe, as well as to Sarah for hosting another fun swap!
Grilled Chicken Drumettes with Pineapple Pomegranate BBQ Sauce – adapted from About.com
by Jey at The Jey of Cooking
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- 1 Sweet Onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
- 2 Tbsp. Dry Mustard
- 1 Cup Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Ketchup
- 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
- 1 8oz Can Crushed Pineapple, undrained
- 1 Cup POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice
- Juice of 1 Lime
- 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Package Chicken Drumettes
Preheat grill to medium high heat.
Place chicken drumettes on the grates and grill 20-25 minutes, turning once, and brushing the sauce on during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve with additional sauce on the side.