Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Winging It - Apricot-Glazed Drumettes

These wings are quick to prepare and foolproof.  They can also
be cooked in a toaster oven - perfect for hot summer days!

Apricot-Glazed Wings
(serves 1 plus leftovers for a next-day picnic)

3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
10-12 chicken drumettes


3 tbsp Apricot preserves
2 tsp vinegar
3 cloves of garlic, grated or minced finely
1/4 tsp Dijon or hot mustard

Warm oven or toaster oven to 375.  Put  1 or 2 lightly oiled
baking dishes into the oven (I use both an 8"x8" pan and a
4"x8" pan, or you could use a 9"x13" pan), and heat up for
5 minutes while preparing the wings. Oiling and preheating the
pan(s) ensures that the wings don't stick*.

Put the first 6 ingredients into a large plastic bag.
Add the drumettes, 3 at a time, and shake till coated.
Put all onto a plate, discarding the remaining flour mixture,
then open the oven.  Pull out the rack and add the drumettes
to the baking pan(s), dusting off excess flour first.

Bake for 20 minutes then turn the wings over.
Cook for another 15 minutes while preparing the
glaze ingredients, then remove and put into the bowl
of glaze mixture.  Toss thoroughly for a few minutes
until they have soaked up most of the glaze. Return the wings
to the baking dishes, and cook at 375 for another 10 minutes,
basting with any remaining glaze, and turning once.
Preparing the Glaze:

In a large bowl, combine all glaze ingredients and whisk
together, breaking up any lumps of fruit to incorporate
into the mixture.

When the wings are done, either remove to a platter
immediately or loosen them in the baking dish,
so they do not harden onto the baking dish as they cool.

All you need to accompany this is a green salad with lots
of colourful veggies added, and/or a bean salad if you're
really famished.

If you boil a couple of potatoes at the same time, you can
have potato salad the next day with your leftover wings -
plus any leftover bean salad and some fresh greens: a perfectly
simple picnic!

*The cleanup isn't so daunting if you soak the pans overnight with
hot water, soap & baking soda - they practically scrub themselves!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm.... looks delicious Mum! I'm going to have to try these! :)