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Sticky Pomegranate BBQ Drumsticks (Whole 30-Ish)

Servings 2 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon shoyu or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon, divided kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon for sauce + 1/2 teaspoon for seasoning chicken
  • 1.5 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 6)

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425 and prep chicken. Pat chicken with paper towel to dry and then place on parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with kosher salt. Set aside and once oven is ready, place in oven. Bake for 20 minutes (they will continue cooking for about 15 more minutes after this initial 20, but you'll need the sauce for this part!).
  • 2. Make the sauce. Meanwhile, while oven is preheating and the chicken is starting to cook, make the BBQ sauce: Add pomegranate juice to a small sauce pot and put on a low boil for about 5 minutes, until the juice has reduced in half.
  • 3. Add canned tomato sauce, soy sauce, maple syrup, and salt to the small pot and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes, until thickened. The longer you simmer, the more intense the flavors, so it’s a bit up to you. 
  • 4. Baste and bake. After the initial 20 minutes of cooking, the chicken should be partially cooked. At this point, remove the chicken, brush on the BBQ sauce, and then place back in the oven. Repeat this for every 5 minutes for 15-20 minutes (a total of 35-40 minutes), or until chicken is fully cooked.
Course: Main Course, weeknight dinner
Cuisine: American, Summer
Keyword: Chicken, Whole 30

Ironically I don’t have many pictures of salads with apples, although they are one of my favorite ingredients in salads. Seriously- They were probably in about 80% of my salads since the fall. To not get too bored, I often play around with the way I cut them (diced, sliced, julienned, spiralized). In particular I love the gold rush variety from @twinspringsfruitfarm @freshfarmdc.

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