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Kick off football season with spicy beer-marinated chicken drumsticks

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

It's time to get spicy with our drumsticks marinated in chipotle ale and apple cider

Crack open that beer, and get to marinating, because you want this simple dish right now.

If there is one thing I love, it's chicken drumsticks. They always turn out moist and can handle just about any flavor or marinade you throw on them. This chicken was marinated in a chipotle ale and sprinkled with even more chipotle chile powder. Then I broiled the drumsticks in the oven and glazed them with honey. They're spicy, sweet and perfectly crispy.

It's time to get spicy with our drumsticks marinated in chipotle ale and apple cider

Spicy beer-marinated chicken drumsticks recipe

Yields 6


  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 large bottle chipotle ale
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Into a large, zip-top bag, add the chicken, chipotle ale, chipotle chile powder and kosher salt.
  2. Let marinate for 6 hours.
  3. Once your chicken is done marinating, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and place your chicken onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the honey and apple cider vinegar.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven, glaze with the honey mixture, and bake for another 5 minutes to let the honey bake into the chicken.
  6. Serve hot.

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