Saturday, September 28, 2013

Easy Chili Chicken

    I'm always drawn to a recipe that has 'easy' in the title.  This three ingredient Easy Chili Chicken from is perfect for outdoor cooking because you can prepare the chicken at home, pop the zip lock bag in your cooler and cook it at your destination.  You don't even have to marinate the chicken at all, you can mix it and bake it right away but if you do let it sit in the marmalade mixture, the flavors will be more intense.  The chicken baked in my 12 inch dutch oven with 12 coals in a ring around the bottom and 28 briquettes spaced evenly on the lid.  Lining your oven with parchment or foil will definitely make clean up easier.  These juicy drumsticks are sweet, spicy and with all the ingredients costing less than six dollars, extremely economical.

Easy Chili Chicken
1 cup orange marmalade
2 Tblsp chili powder
salt to taste
8-10 chicken drumsticks 

     Lightly oil or spray 12 inch or larger dutch oven.
     Mix marmalade, chili powder and salt until well combined.
     Place drumsticks in a large zip lock bag.
     Pour marmalade mixture into bag, mix until chicken is completely coated.
     Refrigerate until ready to bake.
     Arrange chicken in a single layer in prepared dutch oven.
     Pour any excess marmalade mixture over chicken.
     Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Place glazed drumsticks in a single layer in prepared dutch oven

Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes

Sweet, spicy and super easy to make


  1. I have only recently started to dutch oven cook on our last vacation of which we just got home from. I used 8 inch foil cake pans inside my 10 " oven to keep clean up easy - I am wondering have you ever seen dutch oven liners that go all the way up the sides for when making something like chili or other casseroles - I was just experimenting with things like biscuits and a few other things and wanted to keep clean up really easy.

  2. Karen, if you check out my Parchment Paper posting, I show you how to cut liners for your dutch oven. I use parchment paper for most of my baking and use the foil lined parchment paper for heavier meals like meatloaf. Many people prefer to line their ovens with foil, especially when camping. Cake pans are great too, if you are baking with them use a rack or small wads of aluminum foil to raise the pan off of the bottom of the oven. Hope this helps, thanks for stopping by, Liddy

  3. Looks good Liddy. I have used parchment paper with good success and have also tried the Lodge brand pre-cut parchment. And in my opinion, save the money and cut it yourself. Thanks Liddy.


  4. Very nice indeed! I will use the mix for wings come super bowl. Thanks so much for discovering it!!!

  5. Thank you for your nice comment Bob, hope you like the recipe, Liddy