Bourbon-Molasses Chicken Drumsticks

Kitchen Concoctions:

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Serves 4-5


3 tablespoons butter butter

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup molasses

2 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

2 tablespoons bourbon

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt

12 chicken drumsticks

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add next 6 ingredients, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and chili powder. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes. Stir in bourbon; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt. Divide sauce in half in two equal portions.

Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in bowl and season chicken. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. Spoon about half the prepared sauce over the chicken (save other half of sauce for dipping after chicken is cooked). Bake chicken for 40 minutes or until no longer pink. Serve with reserved sauce.