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roasted dragon thumbs

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Chris Wilson
Laurel, MS

Elementary Schoolers love Dragon stories. This fun dish with everyones' favorite, Drumsticks, with the savory glaze is a hit at many family tables.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For roasted dragon thumbs

  • 2 lb
    chicken legs (8)
  • 2 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1 pinch
    salt (small)
  • 1 pinch
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 c
    prepared hoisen sauce
  • 1 md
    fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro chopped fine

How To Make roasted dragon thumbs

  • 1
    Pre Heat oven to 450° F. Cut away knuckle from bottom of Leg, removing knuckle, tendons, skin, & tissue leaving bone only. Push up the leg meat to the top of the leg making a kind of lollipop.
  • 2
    Hand oil each leg & season each with salt, sage, and pepper. Arrange in black iron skillet so that meat lies on bottom of pan and legs stick out over the edges, none touching
  • 3
    Place skillet in hot oven on bottom rack & roast for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Mix together hoisen, garlic powder, and vinegar, and as legs begin to brown., baste chicken legs often, making a glaze.
  • 5
    When last of glaze is basted, move the skillet to the top rack to finish cooking the chicken to 160°F internal and getting a dragon's flame char.
  • 6
    When ready, remove legs from skillet, arrange on plate with rice or lo mein and a colorful vegetable, Garnish with cilantro and lime juice.

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