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Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks | Tortillas and Honey

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Today I am featuring Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks made with Not Ketchup's Tangerine Hatch Chile All-Purpose Sauce. Not Ketchup sauces are made from ripe seasonal fruit and come in a variety of flavors. This Tangerine Hatch Chile All-Purpose Sauce has NO added sugar or artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners, and contains only 1g of sugar per serving. This sauce also doesn't contain anything artificial nor any preservatives.

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I give my brother credit for this recipe! When I got the sauce, I asked him for ideas about what he think I should make with the sauce. His idea was to make them into baked chicken wings, which is an idea that I loved. When I went to the grocery store to get the wings, I stood there looking at them and ended up picking up a package of drumsticks instead. I remembered a baked drumstick recipe that I tried years ago that I loved, so I decided to use my brother's idea but make it into a meal instead of an appetizer.

This recipe is incredible easy to make, but it does take a nice dose of time and attention in the oven. You don't need a lot of other ingredients except salt and pepper, and olive oil either. The sauce is very tangy, but the tangy-ness mutes as it caramelizes and sweetens in the oven. I will caution you that I suggest baking up only what you're going to eat that meal because the skin does become a little soggy when serving them up as leftovers. Eat these babies fresh!

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Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks | Tortillas and Honey

Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks | Tortillas and Honey

Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks | Tortillas and Honey

Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks | Tortillas and Honey

Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks
adapted from Cookin' Canuck

2/3 - 1 c. Tangerine Hatch Chile Not Ketchup Sauce
8 chicken drumsticks
olive oil
kosher salt
freshly ground cracked pepper

In a large bowl, cover the drumsticks with 1/3 - 1/2 c. of the tangerine hatch chile sauce for 15 minutes up until 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 450.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (makes for easy cleanup!) and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Remove the drumsticks from the bowl, turning to coat in the sauce, then place on the prepared baking sheet.

Sprinkle the drumsticks with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, then drizzle lightly with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, reduce the heat to 350. Remove baking sheet from the oven and baste the drumsticks with some of the remaining sauce (I usually separate the remaining sauce into two small bowls in case of contamination). Drizzle lightly again with olive oil and place back in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove baking sheet from oven again, and baste drumsticks with the remaining sauce. Place back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, check to see if skin has started to crisp and the sauce caramelized. If the skin hasn't begun to crisp and the sauce hasn't caramelized, put the chicken back into the oven and crank up the broiler and bake for a couple of more minutes.

Makes 4 servings.


  1. What a fantastic way to use this lovely sauce! Those drumsticks look divine!

  2. Can't go wrong with that sauce and some chicken I think - sounds delicious!

  3. It is really hard to pick a favorite, but this just might be one of my favorite products from the sponsors.

  4. Nothing better than a drumstick in my opinion and I love that you used my Tangerine Hatch Chile Not Ketchup sauce this way! Thank you for a delicious recipe!

  5. Totally awesome!! That sauce is a fantastic complement to chicken!


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