Picnic Drumsticks with Orange-Mustard Sauce

Serves 8

Drumsticks coated with an orange-mustard sauce are an ideal picnic food: delicious hot or cold and you don't even need a plate -- though napkins are recommended. 

Ingredients: 
  • 4 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 oranges, Zest of
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
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Method: 

In a large dish arrange the chicken, pricked in several places with a fork, in one layer. Season with salt and pepper and brush with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Cover and refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small glass bowl, make the sauce by whisking together the remaining 1/4 cup oil, mustard, zest, cumin and fennel.

Heat grill. Brush chicken with sauce, arrange on grates over moderate heat and cook, turning it often and brushing it with more of the sauce, for 16 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through.

Transfer chicken to a platter as done and garnish with cilantro.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:380 calories (170 from fat), 19g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 175mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 47g protein
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