Roasted Garlic Chili Chicken
If you are like me you are ready for Spring. And even though Mother Nature has decided not to cooperate…I am going to pretend it is Spring anyway. In honor of my own personal Spring, I wanted to make something that reminded me of grilling out. How nice would it be to grill out right now? Maybe I will…oh wait we are getting a blizzard…that’s right. Okay so I am going back to pretending it is Spring.
Since I am not grilling out in the snow, I decided to roast some chicken drumsticks instead. I used a recipe I have been working on for a while. About a month ago I received an obscene amount of local garlic in my winter Harvest Box. I like garlic and all…but this was A LOT. Once I realized I was not gonna be able to cook with all of it, I decided to roast a bunch of heads and use it for cooking. Check out our recipe for roasted garlic here. One of the things I did with my roasted garlic was to create a rub for chicken. I combined it with some honey and butter and slathered it on some chicken drumsticks. Wow, is that good. Like really good. And since I am pretending it is Spring I thought I would throw in a little chili powder to give it some kick. If I close my eyes I can almost pretend I am sitting outside in the sun. Almost….
This is a very easy recipe and it will give you delicious, moist, crispy chicken every time. I like to serve the chicken with some roasted vegetables of whipped cauliflower. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!
Happy Faux Spring!
Local Ingredient: Local Honey and Local Pasture Raised Chicken Drumsticks (both purchased from a company that delivers local food).