Blogger Next Door: California Raisins

Spicy meets smoky, meets sweet. These oh-so-savory drumsticks are a no-brainer.
Posted February 21, 2013
Drumstick Raisin Glaze @insockmonkeyslippers

 

Made with Chipotle Raisin Sauce from a previous post, these Roasted Drumsticks with Chipotle Raisin glaze are a sinful combination of spicy, sweet, and smoky that will make your mouth very happy.

 

Roasted Drumsticks with Chipotle Raisin Glaze
makes 8 to 12 drumsticks

2 cups Chipotle Raisin Sauce (recipe below)
8 to 12 chicken drumsticks*

* This can be made leaner by using skinless drumsticks. In fact I like them better that way. No need to adjust baking time.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Reserve 1 cup of the Chipotle Raisin Sauce and set aside. With a spoon or basting brush, lightly brush all sides of each drumstick with the Chipotle Raisin Sauce. Place the sauced drumsticks on a baking sheet lined with foil lightly sprayed with cooking oil.

Drumsticks Baking @insockmonkeyslippers

Baste drumsticks with the Chipotle Raisin sauce every 10 minutes while roasting. Roast for 30 minuets or until cooked through (juices run clear when poked with a knife tip).

Basting @insockmonkeyslippers

Plate, serve, and use the reserved sauce for dipping.

Drumsticks Plated @insockmonkeyslippers

 

Roasted Drumsticks with Chipotle Raisin Glaze
makes 8 to 12 drumsticks

2 cups Chipotle Raisin Sauce (recipe below)
8 to 12 chicken drumsticks*

* This can be made leaner by using skinless drumsticks. In fact I like them better that way. No need to adjust baking time.

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Reserve 1 cup of the Chipotle Raisin Sauce and set aside. With a spoon or basting brush, lightly brush all sides of each drumstick with the Chipotle Raisin Sauce. Place the sauced drumsticks on a baking sheet lined with foil lightly sprayed with cooking oil.
2. Baste drumsticks with the Chipotle Raisin sauce every 10 minutes while roasting. Roast for 30 minuets or until cooked through (juices run clear when poked with a knife tip). Plate, serve, and use the reserved sauce for dipping.

Chipotle Raisin Sauce @insockmonkeyslippers

Chipotle Raisin Sauce
makes about 2 cups

2 cups raisins
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 1plus 1 Tablespoon of adobo sauce
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 Tablespoons water
Juice of 1 lime (about 1 Tablespoon)
zest of 1 lime (about 1 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
pinch salt

1.  Place raisins in a pot. Add just enough cold water to cover the raisins about 1/2 inch. Over high heat, bring the raisins to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the raisins are plump.
2.  Strain the raisins, discarding the water, and place in a food processor or a high quality blender. To the raisins add chipolte peppers, adobo sauce, cilantro, water, lime juice, lime zest, cumin, and salt. Pulse for 1 to 2 minutes until the the mixture is smooth. If the consistency seems overly thick add a small amount of water.
Food Processor @insockmonkeyslippers
3.  Serve on red meats, chicken, shrimp, vegetables (roasted potatoes – oh my word!)… the list is really endless and the flavor that this brings to a dish will impress anyone. This will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.

 

 

Meredith SteeleMeredith Steele
In Sock Monkey Slippers

Meredith lives in Dallas with her husband, daughter Mia and dog, Jack. She left her job and became a stay-at-home mom after her daughter was born 16 weeks early. In making the transition, she fell back in love with all-things culinary and started her blog in 2010. Meredith promotes whole food recipes and shares family-friendly recipes and stories about motherhood. Fun fact: Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Meredith was a graphic designer.

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Favorite Way to Eat California Raisins: In a bowl of oatmeal or pureed as a compliment to pan seared chicken.

 

 

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