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For me, nothing is more special than celebrating New Year ‘s Eve with my family at home and reminiscing about everything that happened to us in 2019. Of course, the music and the food made the night even more beautiful. Some delicious sweet chicken drumsticks were at the center of our table.
It was a perfect night, and I would not change anything about it. Being home with my loved ones and celebrating each other is the perfect way to end the year. We are now ready to start 2020 with love and appreciation.
Here is how I prepared my sweet baked chicken drumsticks
2 tbsp Haitian spice ((A blend of garlic, pepper, vinegar, scallions, cloves, parsley leaves)
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup honey
¼ light brown sugar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp pepper flakes
8 chicken drumsticks
1 tbsp. everything bagel
1 tbsp. fresh parsley
Clean the chicken and season them with my homemade spice. (This is optional)
In a medium bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, everything bagel, parsley, and black pepper.
Pour into a large Ziplock bag and add chicken drumsticks. Shake to coat chicken and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top. Remove the chicken drumsticks from the bag, reserving the marinade, and place them on the rack. Bake them for 30 minutes.
While the chicken is baking, place the leftover marinade in a small saucepan. Bring the marinade to a boil, then reduce the heat to a slow simmer. Cook over low heat, stirring as needed, for about 15 minutes or until thickened.
After 25 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and coat them with the marinade. Return them to the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
Coat them with any remaining marinade before serving.
I hope you enjoyed your new year’s eve with your loved ones. Let me know which tradition you have for that special day!
What a great recipe. I love having food sitting on the table that guests can grab as they please, especially at a family get together. This recipe will make a great addition to our table. Hopefully it turns out okay! Thanks so much for sharing.
You are welcome, Rebecca.
That looks absolutely tasty. I will definitely try out this recipe. I love chicken.
It was an awesome night and the food was delicious.
My hunger levels jumped from ‘I’m okay’ to ‘I need these right now!’. They look and sound delicious.
Come over, I will make some for you, Nyxie.
The thing about frying meat with anything sweet it burnt up easily. I will try this recipe though.
I did not fry them, Agnes, I try to stay away from fried food.
This looks amazing, will definitely try this recipe but without the sugar. 😋 thanks for sharing
This week, I am doing a one-week sugar-free diet. I would not be able to have them, myself, Karen.
I like what written here “Being home with my loved ones and celebrating each other is the perfect way to end the year. “so much love…..
It’s my first time to read about Haitian spice, looks tasty! Our tradition every New Year’s Eve is to gather as a complete family and just wait for midnight before eating meals.
I love that tradition, Karla.
You sure have a way of getting the attention of a foodie. Those drumsticks look so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
You are welcome, Viano.
These sound amazing, have been ill so not had much appetite but these have made me feel hungry am going to have to try this recipe x
I hope you feel better soon, Samantha.
this looks very easy to make! I’ll add it to our meal planning rotation menu!
That is awesome, Ting.
great recipe everyone should try
My son would love this chicken! My family doesn’t have any New Years food traditions. We had leftovers from the holidays.
Leftovers always taste better, so I am sure you had fun.
This looks delicious and yummy recipe perfect for lunch and it looks too easy to make I will put note the ingredients in this recipe Happy New Year Marjie!
Happy New Year, Maysz!
Well these look absolutely DELICIOUS!
They were, Ashli!
We had wings for Christmas dinner this year! It’s my husband’s birthday as well so he always picks the big dinner. These are very different than what we did, but they also sound delicious! We spent New Year’s Eve at a beach condo on South Padre Island (almost in Mexico) along the Texas Gulf Coast. It was a bit chilly for the beach but my boys didn’t care and the guys all did a polar plunge while we were there!
You had the perfect New Year’s Eve, Stephanie, the beach is always my favorite place on earth. Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby.
I can’t wait to try this recipe!
Try and let me know, Hina.
They look very tasty! My husband would love these – will give your recipe a try!
Mine love them, Kate.
I can taste the first picture in this article!! Will give this a try.
It was truly delicious, Tom.
This looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
You are welcome, Carmen.
We had chicken over the holidays too but never thought of sweet kind one. This is yummy for sure!
They were truly yummy, Mary.
These look so so good! I need to try it asap!
Try and let me know, Neely!
These look so delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try. I bet my kids will LOVE them too!!!
Mine love them, particularly my younger one.
that must be delicious, I am definitely keeping this recipe. thank you !
Thank you, Ivana!
Delicious chicken, I think you ended the year of a nice recipe. I might try it during the year though. Thank you for sharing it.
Hope you like it, Fransic!
Ooooh, these look so delicious! I love eating and making chicken drumsticks! I will try your sauce!
Ooh these look absolutely delicious!!! I’m definitely going to have to try these!
I bet you will love them, Emma.
Happy New Year! Spending time home with family is my favorite way to ring in a new year, too. Wishing for you a happy and healthy 2020!
Being with my family is always the best time for me. Happy New Year, Christa!
What a great recipe! I have shown the post to my wife, she is preparing it now. Thanks
If this was on our table the last new year’s eve, I bet it’ll be gone in seconds. Looks super nice.
That ‘s exactly what happened in my house, Michael.
this is perfect for any new years party!
I agree, Traci!
Omg can we say yum?!? I’m always looking for new chicken recipes! Must give this drumstick recipe a try!
Let me know how you like them, Courthey!
This recipe sounds finger-licking delicious and it looks tasty too. Happy New Year to you and yours. 🙂
This is exactly what we did, Elizabeth!
Thay looks like an awesome dish that’s easy to cook. I will try that at home.
Very easy to cook, Neil!
Look awesome and delicious . I will try it soon. Thank you for sharing.
I hope you like them, Semmarys!
What a delicious recipe!! Now I’m craving chicken!
It simple, just make them and have fun, Shelby!
These look fantastic! Can’t wait to try these!
They were indeed fantastic, Crystal!