Tequila-Lime Chicken Drumsticks

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  • Yield: Makes about 20
Tequila-Lime Chicken Drumsticks

Photography: Nicole Franzen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup silver tequila
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 6 to 8 limes)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 20)
  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • Clementine or orange wedges, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine tequila, lime juice, honey, salt, pepper, chicken, and oil in a large resealable bag. Place in a baking dish and let stand at room temperature, turning bag occasionally, 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip back into bag; pat dry. Reserve marinade. Place chicken on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 40 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, transfer marinade to a saucepan and boil over medium-high heat until thickened and reduced to 1/3 cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and immediately brush with glaze. Serve warm or room temperature, with clementine wedges.

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