Smoky Maple Drumsticks

Fall is here and I feel like this time of year I’m constantly making food for games. Basketball season has arrived and my TV is tuned to a college football game, a basketball game, or an NFL football game at any given moment.

smoky maple drumsticks

Oh, and the World Series. But that’s over and none of my favorite teams went so it had little appeal.

smoky maple drumsticks

But the food does. Because ESPN gets a workout this time of year, so does the food being served.

smoky maple drumsticks

And while traditional game time grub isn’t always considered healthy, this meal combines the traditional game time finger food with a healthy sweet and smoky flavor.

smoky maple drumsticks

We served our smoky maple drumsticks with a side of rice and some salad.

Smoky Maple Drumsticks

Ingredients

  • 12 drumsticks or 24 drumettes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a nonstick baking tray with spray or lightly grease the baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, paprika and pepper. Toss the drumsticks or drummettes in the mixture, than arrange them on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes of baking, combine the melted butter and maple syrup. Drizzle over the chicken. Cook an additional 10 minutes, than remove the chicken.
  4. Check chicken for doneness, cook an additional couple of minutes if needed.
  5. Serve with rice, salad, or a side of vegetables.

Notes

Each drummette contains 50 cal, 3 gm fat, 4 carbs per serving.

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