Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jamaican Drumettes

Wings are just a natural for us for Super Bowl. Actually Buffalo Wings are the norm; it's what is demanded. The cook wanted to detour from the beaten path this year...it's all about change isn't it?

I did hear a little disappointment in their voices because they thought I was making Buffalo Wings, but once the homegirlz and their daddy starting chowing down on these - well I'll just let it go at the fact my 90 lb., 14 year old ate 8 drummettes.



Jamaican Drumettes -


1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons fennel seed
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons allspice
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground ginger
4 garlic cloves, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
5 lbs. chicken drumettes

Blend all of the ingredients except chicken in a food processor until smooth. Reserve 3/4 cup of marinade. Place chicken wings into a large resealable plastic bag and pour remaining marinade over them. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator 4 to 6 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 sheet trays with parchment. Remove chicken from bag and place on the baking sheets. Bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan bring reserved marinade to a boil. Reduce by 1/3 until it thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove chicken from oven. Brush chicken with the glaze. Raise the heat to 400 degrees F and cook chicken until cooked through, another 20 to 25 minutes.



26 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow! Does that ever look good. I am keeping that recipe and trying it sometime soon!

Susan D said...

Those sound scrumptdillyiscious. (yep, I make up words) Definitely trying them. Blessings, Susan

5 Star Foodie said...

Love your marinade - it must have added sooo much flavor! Delicious!

Peter M said...

I love Jamaican Jerk chicken...even better on the grill.

Hudson said...

Thanks again for the sweet award. I appreciate it very much. Hudson and Mary Jo

gigi said...

I love the fact that these aren't fried but they are baked. I don't seem to fry much of anything.

London Broil is on sale this week and I'm going to try your recipe soon.

We are SO COLD down here. HAsn't been this cold ina few years. It just makes me want to bake something sweet.

Marjie said...

I made buffalo wings once, and no one liked them much. We stick with BBQ or the new recipe I found at New Years!

Greg C said...

Where was this post last week? I really needed it. I had to go out and buy Jamaican sauce from a jar. :( I am so ashamed.

Donna-FFW said...

OMG!! My children love buffalo wings so they would sooo gobble these up too. A must try! Thank YOU!

Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious change from hot wings!! Full of flavor and so much healthier baked!

Elra said...

Now this will be a family treat, it has all elements that my family like, sweet, spicy and limey. Delicious indeed.
Cheers,
Elra

Lo said...

Oh, yum. I am a complete fool for jerk... these look delicious.

jesse said...

How weird, one of my friends just dropped me a message telling me that he NEEDS to eat chicken wings like NOW. Your recipe came just in time!! =D BIG HUGS!

Ralonda said...

mmmmm... I bet yours taste just like the Jamaican Jerk flavored ones we bought from out local wing stop. We were trying to figure out to make them ourselves... now we know!

Cheryl said...

That looks delish, my husband would adore these! I have them on my "stuff I need to make" list!

The Blonde Duck said...

Now even Ben, the pickiest of all eaters of wings, would eat this!

Sara said...

These look so good, I love the flavor combination!

TavoLini said...

Wow!! That marinade sounds really, really good. I'm printing that out--fantastic! Thanks for sharing it :)

blogismycopilot said...

holy smoky mountain...I'm not big on drummies, but those are making my mouth water and I'll bet my manovore would ell-oh-vee-ee those!
Thanks for dropping by Blogismycopilot!

Aggie said...

Oh these look great!!! My husband would kill for some, I love that they are Jamaican!!

Andrea said...

Love jerk chicken...I have never made it without my bbq but you have inspired me! :)

Selba said...

Yummy... looks so yummy....!

Sophie said...

Wow! Even the sauce is homemade, very impressive and tasty!

Ricardo said...

Jamaican...they look more scrumptious than most chicken drums I have seen, I love them I love Jamaican food..one of them is green banana soup....yum

Paula said...

Wings. Must have wings. Lots and lots of wings. :-) These looks both spicy and sweet. Love that orange juice as well as soy! YUM!

Ricardo said...

these look like they calling my name...absolutely superb...cheers!!