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Easy Baked Chicken Drumettes – Two Ways

Baked Chicken Drumettes are so easy to make, and they come out of the oven crispy and delicious. A healthier yet delicious way to enjoy wings!

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These Baked Chicken Drumettes are the perfect accompaniment for your Super Bowl menu! I was able to secure my drumettes, but I heard that the town was out. Here are the recipes to makes these deliciously spicy and flavorful drumettes for the Super Bowl or anytime you need an appetizer, or for dinner with a fresh Kale Salad!

With very little prep time, both recipes are easy to make. I love the idea of the chicken baked. I never have been a fry person or cook. At the restaurant, we did not a special fryer. I just don’t like all the grease. Too messy for me! It makes the recipe healthier, so you can eat more.

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What are Drumettes?

“Drumsticks” are the legs. “Drumettes” resemble the legs, but are part of the wing. Whole chicken wings are composed of three parts: the drumette, the flat or wingette, and the tip. They look liked miniature versions of chicken drumsticks (or legs), that is what makes the name!

Ready to cook these easy recipes. Prepare your sauces ahead of time. They can be made the day before if desired. Just head them up before cooking the drumettes. When preparing the drumettes, make sure to pat them with a paper towel until very dry. It is important because it causes less smoke when baking at a high temperature.

Place the drumettes on a foil-lined baking sheet. It’s baking time! Bake, turning every 20 minutes until wings are crispy and browned. The total cook time will depend on the size of the drumettes but may take up to 1 hour.

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When the drumettes are finished cooking, toss with the appropriate sauces and it’s time for Game time!

The Recipes:
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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Drumettes

Ingredients

Buffalo Hot Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup Hot Pepper Sauce – I love Frank’s Red Hot*
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter – cold
  • 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar*
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Granulated Garlic*
  • 1 tbsp. Brown SugarKosher Salt – to taste

Chicken Drumettes:

  • 1 lb. Chicken Drumettes – cleaned and patted dry – if you can find them buy the Frenched Chicken Drumettes*
  • 2 tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. To make the hot sauce: Combine the hot sauce, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, granulated garlic, brown sugar, and salt in a pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer while stirring with a whisk. As soon as the liquid begins to bubble on the sides of the pot, remove from heat, stir with the whisk, and set aside for use. Set aside, but keep warm.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Go ahead and make the Buffalo Hot Sauce. In a large bowl, add the drumettes and add the oil, salt, and black pepper. Toss well to combine. Place the drumettes on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and roast in the oven. Bake, turning every 20 minutes until wings are crispy and browned. The total cook time will depend on the size of the drumettes but may take up to 1 hour or until cooked through.
  3. Toss the chicken with the buffalo sauce and serve, making sure to leave extra sauce for serving. I like to serve with celery and carrots sticks. Also, buy a refrigerated bottle of Blue Cheese Dressing* and serve alongside.
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Ginger Sesame Chicken Drumettes

Ingredients

Ginger Sesame Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Grated Ginger2 tsp. Garlic – minced
  • Red Pepper Flakes – a pinch
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Sesame Oil*
  • 2 tsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Toasted White Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro – minced

Chicken Drumettes

  • 1 lb. Chicken Drumettes – cleaned and patted dry – if you can find them buy the Frenched Chicken Drumettes*
  • 2 tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Go ahead and make the Ginger Sesame Sauce.
  2. Make the sauce by placing all the ingredients except the sesame seeds in a small pan. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, add the drumettes and add the oil, salt, and black pepper. Toss well to combine. Place the drumettes on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and roast in the oven. Bake, turning every 20 minutes until wings are crispy and browned. The total cook time will depend on the size of the drumettes but may take up to 1 hour or until cooked through.
  4. Once the drumettes are cooked, remove them from the oven, making sure to leave sauce for serving. Toss them with the sauce, and then top with the sesame seeds and cilantro. I like to serve with celery and carrots sticks. Serve immediately!
Links to starred items:

Frank’s Hot Sauce

Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

Granulated Garlic

Toasted Sesame Oil

Frenched Chicken Drumettes

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