Friday, May 18, 2012

Swap: Grilled Chicken Drumettes wth Pineapple Pomegranate BBQ Sauce

I've never heard of a "drumette."  I went to the store and looked for a package of drumettes, and couldn't find any.  I went to another store, and this time I ran into the butcher and asked him.  Many minutes later, I learned that drumettes are a drumstick looking part of the chicken wing; I picked up a package of wingettes, which included the "drumette" as well as the more traditional wing.

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 
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
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.  Add onions and saute until soft and translucent.  Add in all other ingredients except for chicken drumettes and mix until well combined.  Reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce has reduced and thickened, about 45 minutes.
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.


Jey said...

Your picture is lovely! This recipe really is all about the sauce... We slathered it on anything and everything!!

Lishie said...

Ohhhhh this looks good!

DNCWWO said...

Oh, these sound really good! I'm bookmarking this recipe for Memorial Day!

The Home Cook said...

Yum! That sauce sounds incredible.

Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

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