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Lavender Apricot Chicken Drumsticks
serves 4 to 6

Lavender Apricot Chicken DrumsticksIngredients

  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 10 drumsticks)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 cup apricot preserves

  • 1 tablespoon boiling water

  • Dried edible lavender blossoms


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Toss the chicken with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Place a Silpat over a baking sheet with a lip, and lay the chicken out on the baking sheet.  Roast for 30 minutes.

  3. After 30 minutes, the chicken should be golden.  If it needs help, broil them for a few minutes to get the skin crisp and golden.

  4. Meanwhile, in a mini food processor, wiz together the apricot preserves and the tablespoon of boiling water.

  5. After 30 minutes, if you have not already turned on your broiler, do so.  Brush the chicken with half the apricot glaze, and place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the glaze starts to bubble and turn golden brown.  Then, turn the chicken over, glaze the other side, and broil until that side is bubbly and golden.

  6. Remove the chicken from the oven, and pile the legs up on a platter.  Sprinkle with lavender to taste.

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