Sweet, succulent roasted chicken. Get a napkin and be prepared to get your fingers dirty!
Yield: 4
5 from 1 vote

Sticky Baked Chicken with Apricot, Sage and Lemon Zest

Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Sweet, succulent roasted chicken. Get a napkin and be prepared to get your fingers dirty!

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless drumsticks
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper (to taste)
  • 5 sprigs fresh sage
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large garlic (minced)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, gently massage the chicken legs with salt and pepper. Add the sage and oil and toss. Marinate in the fridge 6 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grate the lemon zest from the lemon then squeeze the juice. Add the zest and juice to a small bowl and mix in the preserves, Worcestershire sauce and garlic.
  • Pluck out the sage from the chicken and discard. Brush the sticky jam all over the chicken then place them in a baking dish, leaving plenty of breathing room. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until the juices run clear when pricked. Serve hot and be prepared to burn your fingers.

Nutrition

Serving: 2drumsticks, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 96mg, Sodium: 407mg, Sugar: 16g
Freestyle Points: 8
Points +: 6