My good friend, Mychal, is stopping over today to share an amazing recipe for Coffee-Brined Chicken Drumsticks. Yes, I said Coffee-Brined!
In my house summer is the season for grilling. Probably 90% or more of our dinners come from the grill.
I found this recipe in the All You Eat Well, Save Big Cookbook and it was love at first bite. We’ve made a few little alterations, the main one being we grill the drumsticks instead of baking them.
Serve with a side salad and some corn and you have the perfect summertime meal.
Because this dish uses coffee I thought it would be the perfect addition to A Grande Life!
These drumsticks are a little sweet and a little spicy at the same time, although not too spicy for the kids to enjoy. My boys love them!
- 1½ cups strongly brewed coffee
- ¼ cup of salt
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 8 chicken drumsticks
- In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups of water, coffee, salt and sugar until dissolved. Stir in chili powder, red pepper, garlic and cinnamon.
- Pour marinade into large ziplock bag and add chicken. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
- Toss the chicken on the grill, cook and enjoy!
Mychal is just a girlie girl raising two crazy little boys in Chester County. To read more about her sometimes dirt covered life, stop by My Life In Mommyland. You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook!