Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks

June 21, 2016

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Whether you’re married or living with a friend or roommate, you know that you have to make lots of adjustments when it comes to living with someone. But perhaps one of the most difficult is learning to share your food. At least with a roommate, you can usually have “mine” and “yours” sides of the fridge and you won’t be ridiculed for writing your name on your expensive yogurt. However, if I set up “hers” and “his” sections of my fridge and freezer, not only would that be very strange, but I don’t even want to know what my husband’s side would look like (have I told you what he had in his fridge when I met him??).

Maybe I’m too food-focused in life, but there are days when I literally think about a specific food I have waiting for me at home every hour on the hour. On the train to work. In the middle of a meeting. As I’m drafting an email. On my afternoon walk. Thinking about that food gets me through the day. So, when I get home and open the cabinet/fridge/freezer to finally reward myself for a hard day’s work and find said food missing (let’s be honest, it’s almost always cookies or ice cream), my heart sinks and I want to curl up in a ball and cry. Clearly, I cope well.

I’ve learned that I just have to ask my husband to please save me at least one of whatever I’m craving (and if he does happen to eat all of the ice cream to pleaseeee throw away the box so that I don’t get my hopes up sky high before picking up an empty box). And he always does.

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In honor of this partnership with Skinny Cow, I decided to create a meal that I knew Chris would go crazy for. It involved Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks, garlic bread, and Skinny Cow Chocolately Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches in Vanilla Bean Dream. If only I had added in a side of corn dogs and giant glass of Mountain Dew (hint: this is what he had in his fridge when I first met him), it would be his ideal meal.

He loves drumsticks and I hardly ever make them. He also loves spicy, which is never a problem for me. I let these drumsticks chill in the fridge with a spicy rub for a few hours. Yes, Winnie pup also thought it would be her ideal meal.

Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks -- Sriracha, Thai chiles, and lime give these drumsticks the perfect balance of spice and citrus | wearenotmartha.com

Sorry Winnie… These are a bit too spicy for you. After they marinated in the rub, I baked them, and then coated them in super spicy sauce that involved Frank’s Red Hot sauce, Thai chili peppers, and Sriracha.

Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks -- Sriracha, Thai chiles, and lime give these drumsticks the perfect balance of spice and citrus | wearenotmartha.com

No Mountain Dew, but I did serve the meal with a large glass of berry juice, which is another thing he can’t get enough of. And plenty of garlic bread. I use Ina Garten’s recipe and think it’s just the best.

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We eat a ton of Skinny Cow in our house, but these Skinny Cow Chocolately Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches were new to us. And omg so good. They’re a little bit like ice cream sandwiches, but covered in chocolate coating. The Vanilla Bean Dream flavor involves vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate wafers and then a chocolate coating. Just because the packaging is pretty and they’re called “Skinny Cow,” doesn’t mean men don’t crave them too!

Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks -- Sriracha, Thai chiles, and lime give these drumsticks the perfect balance of spice and citrus | wearenotmartha.com

The chicken drumsticks were super spicy, but not so much that I couldn’t handle them. I love spicy, but there’s definitely a level where it’s just not enjoyable for me anymore. Chris doesn’t have that level. I don’t know how he does it.

Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks -- Sriracha, Thai chiles, and lime give these drumsticks the perfect balance of spice and citrus | wearenotmartha.com

And they were certainly at the spiciness level that ice cream was very much required at the end of the meal.

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We also tried the Ultimate Chocolate flavor of Skinny Cow’s Chocolately Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches and now I’m on a serious hunt for Creamy Caramel.

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I nicely asked Chris to save me some food… But when I came downstairs, he was attempting to sneak away with it all.

Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks -- Sriracha, Thai chiles, and lime give these drumsticks the perfect balance of spice and citrus | wearenotmartha.com

I thought I could trust him, but when it comes to a meal like this, I don’t really blame him for not wanting to share it. Don’t worry… I managed to catch him and snag a drumstick or two and a chocolatey dipped ice cream sandwich!

Does your guy “steal” anything from you? Skinny Cow put together this awesome infographic featuring the things men steal from women…. I can’t really see Chris stealing my sunglasses, but he’s definitely been known to enjoy a “girly” drink or two (I mean, in between his gin and scotch drinks… you know).

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Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks
 
Whether you're looking for a meal or a party appetizer, these Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks will satisfy your craving. A little bit of spice and a little bit of citrus helps balance out these drumsticks, making them a surefire crowd pleaser.
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Recipe type: Entree
Makes: about 12 drumsticks
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 lbs. chicken drumsticks
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • ¼ cup Sriracha
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Thai peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime slices, for garnish
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, baking powder, paprika, cayenne, and salt.
  2. Place chicken drumsticks in bag and sprinkle seasoning to cover chicken. Place in fridge for at least 3 hours to and up to overnight.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  4. Place drumsticks on a wire rack set over a foil-covered baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 160 degrees.
  5. When chicken is almost done baking baking combine butter, Frank's Red Hot, Sriracha, Soy Sauce, chopped Thai peppers, minced garlic, and lime juice in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring sauce to a simmer for about 3-4 minutes and stir until thickened.
  6. Place drumsticks in a bowl and pour sauce over the top. Toss to coat.
  7. Garnish with parsley and lime slices

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10 Responses to "Spicy Thai Chicken Drumsticks"

  1. You have the cutest dog ever girl!! haha my husband loves his girly drinks too 😛
    These wings look to die for!!

  2. Katerina says:

    They look absolutely divine! I wish i could grab one from inside the screen!

  3. Now this is a perfect summer meal! I love those spicy drumsticks. Just look at that color! And Skinny Cow treats are my favorite, too! I have a box in my freezer right now and look forward to dessert every night! 🙂

  4. Chris says:

    In fairness I think I’ve had maybe 3 Mountain Dews in the last 9 years.

    I really wish I had some more of these wings right now. I realize it’s 7:30 in the morning but I could have this for breakfast… Right?

  5. OMG these drumsticks look incredible! And those skinnycow ice creams are a fave in our household, they’re so good!

  6. Lol, umm I can’t imagine what a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ side of our fridge would look like either. His side would be bare.. that much I know. And he would just steal stuff from my side. 😉 Anyways, LOVE these drumsticks, girlfriend!! Spicy thai?! YESSSSS! Seriously, I want to eat a few pounds of these pronto! Cheers!

  7. Now that is what I call the perfect meal! I love that you started with spicy chicken drumsticks and ended with refreshing skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. I definitely need to try them because they seem like the perfect summer dessert without too many additional calories.

  8. At first I thought you were putting ice cream sandwiches into the recipe with the drumsticks, my mind was going crazy! Either way, I hear you on the ice cream sandwiches, the peanut butter variety is one of my favorites!

  9. Barbara says:

    Not only is your chicken looking divine, I didn’t know Skinny Cow made those little sandwiches. Yum!

  10. Susan says:

    Wonderful flavors going on in those chicken drumsticks, Sues! Not sure what I would eat first, the chicken or the ice cream though 🙂

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