Spicy Peanut Butter Drumsticks are pictured on Monday, March 28, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Spicy Peanut Butter Drumsticks

These spicy peanut butter drumsticks are the perfect meal to whip up when you’re craving takeout. They’re a healthier, satisfying alternative — and absolutely delicious!

Happy Saturday! What does everyone have planned this weekend? I hit the road once again last night to head home to my parents’ house in Illinios. My best friend’s daughter is turning one, which is so exciting but unbelievable! People aren’t kidding when they say kids grow up fast. I can’t wait to celebrate with them later today! I’m also having a sleepover with my niece and nephew tonight, which is always a blast.

I’m just so happy the weekend is finally here. The past week has been pretty hectic, which made it hard to stay motivated to do things like cook, clean and workout. We’ve been making a real effort to cut back on going out to eat in order to save money to buy a house. It’s been going pretty well, but the struggle is real on nights when I come home from work and feel wiped.

I threw this recipe together this week on a night when cooking was the absolute last thing I wanted to do — and I’m so glad I did! It only took a few minutes to get the chicken ready to pop in the oven and the results were a much healthier and tastier meal than anything we could have picked up from a takeout joint. I served the chicken with a side of garlic naan and salad. I can’t wait to try throwing these on the grill.

The leftovers also taste amazing tossed in salads or wraps. Next time I’m going to double the recipe because these drumsticks disappeared very quickly!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1/8 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. red curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, curry paste, salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
  3. Toss drumsticks in peanut butter mixture until well-coated. Place drumsticks about one-inch apart on cookie sheet and bake until cooked through (165 degrees), 40 to 45 minutes.

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