Halloween Recipe – Bloody Mary Chicken
Bloody Mary is one of my favorite drinks ever. Whenever I don’t feel like drinking sweet cocktails I go for Bloody Mary. Plus it’s probably a drink most commonly ordered during Halloween. Bloody Mary’s spicy and savory flavor could also be great in any other savory dish . My inspiration for the recipe were barbeque wings which are as messy as my chicken. Of course the flavor is different but in both cases you have to lick your fingers and wipe your chin with a napkin from a red sauce. Very messy. I am using chicken drumsticks but chicken breast, whole thighs or wings could work as well in the recipe. I also added a shot of vodka but it’s not really necessary, it doesn’t add as much flavor to the sauce.
Ingredients (4 portions):
12 chicken drumsticks (3 per person)
15 oz can tomato sauce (such as Hunts)
Juice of half lemon
3 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp celery seed
Few drops of Tabasco sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 shot of vodka (optional)
4 oz water
Season chicken drumsticks with paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Grill on a grilling pan on both sides until chicken turns brown.
In a pot mix tomato sauce, lemon juice, tabasco, worcestershire sauce, sugar, celery seed and a bit more garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper and optionally add a shot of vodka. Add 4 oz (half cup) of water.
When chicken is brown on both sides transfer it to a pot with Bloody Mary sauce. Try to submerge all drumsticks in the sauce. Slightly cover and simmer on a medium heat for 15 min.