Honey-Sriracha Drumsticks Healthy hero
ACTIVE TIME: 10 min. TOTAL TIME: 51⁄2 hrs. SERVES: 12
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbs. tomato paste
1 Tbs. mustard
1⁄4 cup hot chili sauce,
1⁄2 cup honey
1 Tbs. minced fresh thyme 2 lbs. chicken drumsticks 2 cups low-sodium
chicken stock These chicken legs can be readied the night before, so all you have to do a few hours pre-party is plug in your cooker
In bowl, whisk first 7 ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add drumsticks; toss to coat. Cover; place in refrigerator to marinate at least 1 hr. or overnight.
In slow cooker, combine chicken with marinade and chicken stock. Cover; cook on high 4 to 6 hrs.
We used hot chili sauce to give these drumsticks a jolt of spice and a dose of capsaicin. This compound has been shown to rev metabolism by 30 percent for up to 3 hours, plus stimulate the production of feel-good endorphins to help keep guests happy all night long. One we like: Sky Valley Sriracha Sauce ($7 for 19 oz., supermarkets).