Cranberry Glazed BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Here’s a delicious cranberry barbecue basting sauce that is both delicious and kid friendly. It is a good use of any canned whole-berry cranberry sauce you have leftover. If you don’t like to use wine in cooking substitute cranberry or grape juice. Serve with a bright green vegetable and brown rice to mop up the extra sauce for a fun, complete meal.
Contributed By: Developed for CFC by Nancy Guppy, RD, MHSc
1/2 cup (125 mL)
1 tsp (5 mL)
1 cup (250 mL)
cranberry sauce, unsweetened
1 tbsp (15 mL)
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL)
skinless chicken drumsticks
Whisk together wine and cornstarch in a small pot to form a smooth paste.
Add cranberry sauce, butter and cinnamon. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour half the sauce, about ¾ cup (175 mL) into a pitcher to serve with grilled chicken and set aside.
Put the drumsticks in a medium bowl or plastic bag. Drizzle with the remaining sauce. Toss to coat.
Preheat grill over medium heat. Remove chicken drumsticks from marinade and place on upper rack. Cover and grill, turning once, until fully cooked and browned - about 15 minutes per side or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°F (74°C). Brush each side a few times with the marinade or until it is all used up.
Serve with the reserved cranberry barbecue sauce.