This is my friend's signature dish (or one of) and I'm grateful to her for sharing it with me. It has become one of my favorites because it's just so quick and easy, and always a crowd-pleaser. A few simple spices allow the flavor of the chicken to shine—no need to douse it in sauce of any kind. My pictures have not done it justice, but this really is a fabulous recipe!
If your oven has the broil feature, that adds a fantastic smoky flavor which you don't get with just baking it, but it's still delicious baked. It reheats well in the oven, covered tightly with foil, and when it's cold you can add it to all kinds of salads.
While it's not a traditional Sukkot dish, I'm sharing it now because at this point in the high holiday season even the cooks who enjoy making fancy and complicated recipes often find themselves looking for quick, simple and pleasing, and this recipe fits the bill.
- 12 chicken drumsticks
- 1 tbsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- Mix garlic, pepper and salt in a small bowl.
- Place chicken upside down on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the spice mixture.
- Broil (or bake on 450°F) for 20-25 minutes. Turn each piece over and bake/broil another 20-25 minutes.