Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks with Crispy Chickpea Salad

Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks with Crispy Chickpea Salad Author: Gilean Watts and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jodi Pudge

The crispy spiced chickpeas are great for nibbling on between meals. Double the batch and stash some for the extras in your lunch bag for an easy protein-packed snack.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 40 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

Chicken:
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic , finely grated or pressed
  • 8 bone-in skin-on chicken drumsticks (about 900 g total)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Crispy Chickpea Salad:
  • 1 can (540 mL) chickpeas , drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 5 cups lightly packed arugula
  • Half small red onion , thinly sliced

Method

Chicken: In large bowl, whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce, chili sauce, sesame oil and garlic. Remove 2 tbsp to small bowl and set aside.

Add chicken to remaining maple syrup mixture; toss to coat. Arrange on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast in 425°F oven, turning once, until juices run clear when thickest part of chicken is pierced, about 35 minutes. 

Brush with reserved maple syrup mixture; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Broil until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. 

Crispy Chickpea Salad: While chicken is roasting, toss together chickpeas, 2 tsp of the oil, 1 tsp of the lime juice, the chili sauce and half each of the salt and pepper; spread in singlel layer on greased rimmed baking sheet. Roast in 425°F oven, stirring occasionally, until crisp and golden, about 20 minutes.

In large bowl, whisk together maple syrup and remaining oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Add arugula and red onion; toss to coat. Top with chickpeas. Serve with chicken.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 682 mg
  • Sugars 19 g
  • Protein 35 g
  • Calories 573
  • Total fat 31 g
  • Potassium 671 mg
  • Cholesterol 123 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 40
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 13
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12
  • Vitamin C 20
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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