Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumettes

Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumettes

Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumettes
Serve with pineapple cole slaw- These grilled chicken drumettes are quintessential summer eating. Crispy with a hint of heat and a punch of lime they’re perfect as an appetizer or partnered with coleslaw and other summer sides. These will be a return to recipe all summer. My family could not get enough!
    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    45-50minutes
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    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    45-50minutes
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed*
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 1/2cup fresh cilantro
    • 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
    • Zest from 2 limes
    • Juice of 2 limes
    • 1tablespoon fish sauce*
    • 3pound chicken drumettes **
    • 5cup green cabbage, shredded
    • 1cup canned crushed pineapple with juice
    • 2tablespoon half and half
    • 1/8teaspoon sea salt
    • 2tablespoon mayo
    • 1/8teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2tablespoon agave syrup or honey
    Instructions
    1. Combine the onion and following 8 ingredients (through soy sauce) in a food processor or blender. Blend until all the ingredients are pureed.
    2. Place the chicken drumettes in a large bowl and add the marinade coating them evenly. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours (do not marinade longer than 12 hours because the acid from the lime will make the meat mushy).
    3. Heat the grill to medium heat. Remove wings from the marinade (reserve for basting) and grill, covered and turning every 5 minutes, basting each time you turn them, until golden brown and crisp, 15–20 minutes. Remove from grill and serve with cole slaw.
    4. To prepare the cole slaw: Combine the shredded cabbage and the following 6 ingredients (through honey) in a serving bowl. Adjust for salt, as needed. Serve with grilled chicken drumettes.
    Recipe Notes

    *If you want more heat use up to 2 jalapenos.

    **if you can’t find drumettes you can substitute chicken wings. You will want closer to 4 pounds for 4 people.

    If you would like to bake the drumettes arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a lightly greased wire rack on top. Arrange the wings in one layer on the wire rack and roast for 30 minutes or until the wings turn golden brown (flip them midway and liberally baste them).

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