Spicy Orange Baked Chicken Drumsticks and Vegetable and Rice Pilaf Spicy Orange Baked Chicken Drumsticks and Vegetable and Rice Pilaf

Spicy Orange Baked Chicken Drumsticks and Vegetable and Rice Pilaf Image by: Spicy Orange Baked Chicken Drumsticks and Vegetable and Rice Pilaf Author: Canadian Living

This will probably become a family favourite, since it also works well cold in the lunch box. Send it to school along with carrot and celery sticks and some crackers or a granola bar. Serve alongside Vegetable and Rice Pilaf (recipe link below).

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 (2lb/1kg total) chicken drumsticks skin removed
Vegetable and Rice Pilaf:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic minced
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 sweet red pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced

Method

In large bowl, combine orange rind, juice, honey, hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper; add chicken, turning to coat.

Place chicken in single layer in shallow casserole dish; pour marinade over top. Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven, basting twice, until chicken is glossy and golden and juices run clear when pierced, about 30 minutes.

Vegetable and Rice Pilaf:

In heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry garlic, carrots, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add rice; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Stir in stock and red pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Using fork, stir in corn and green onions; cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
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