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Oven crisp chicken legs and peanuts made into an easy freezer meal with a tasty salty, sweet, and spicy Kung Pao marinade. #mustlovehomecooking

Kung Pao Chicken Drumsticks

Oven crisp chicken legs and peanuts with a tasty salty, sweet, and spicy Kung Pao marinade in an easy freezer meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :35 minutes
Total Time :40 minutes
Servings :4
Calories :297
Course :Dinner

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks skin on

For the Marinade:

Garnish:

  • 2 tbsp chopped peanuts optional
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley or cilantro optional

Instructions 

To Freeze:

  • Place chicken legs in large freezer bag or container.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Pour over the chicken.
  • Remove as much air as possible from bag and seal. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.

To Cook Now or Later:

  • Thaw in refrigerator up to two days prior to cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease oven-safe skillet or baking pan.
  • Arrange chicken in baking dish and discard remaining marinade. Bake on center rack of oven for 35 - 45 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of drumstick reads at least 165°F.
  • Garnish with peanuts and chopped herbs and serve hot.

Chef Tips

1 tsp Sriracha with a 1/4 tsp of minced garlic can be substituted for the garlic chili paste.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Kung Pao Chicken Drumsticks
Serving Size
 
2 drumsticks
Amount per Serving
Calories
297
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
140
mg
47
%
Sodium
 
749
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
403
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
29
g
58
%
Vitamin A
 
70
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
18
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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