I had chicken drumsticks (with the skin ON of course) in the fridge begging to be used, so I whipped up a marinade the other evening (full disclosure, inspired by Nom Nom Paleo’s Orange Sriracha Chicken, but I didn’t have the ingredients, so went the Thai flavored route and used what I had!) and a crunchy side salad!
Grapefruit Sriracha Drumsticks
- Juice of 1 grapefruit (mine totaled just under 1 cup)
- 1 TBSP sriracha
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 1/4 cup fish sauce (I use red boat)
- 1/2 cup almond butter (creamy)
- 1 TBSP garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Dash fresh ground salt/pepper
I marinated the drumsticks for 1 hour in the fridge, then placed them in an 8×8 glass baking dish, and drizzled a little of the extra marinade on them. I baked them at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until they reach the correct internal temperature. I really enjoyed the rich nutty flavor, it reminded me of a Thai peanut sauce. Next time, I’ll add 1 more TBSP of sriracha for a bit more heat! Forgot to take pics, my bad, but trust me!
As a side, I made a raw brussels sprouts salad (LOVE the crunch). I threw about a 1/2 bag of shredded sprouts into a bowl, cut up some mini heirloom tomatoes, fresh ground salt/pepper, drizzle of garlic olive oil, drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and topped it off with about 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed. Such a fabulous celery flavor and paired really well with the chicken.