This sweet and sticky Hawaiian style sauce made with pineapple and bacon is the real star of these finger-lickin' good drummies!
Can I just tell you that my husband had to pull me away from the table to keep me from plunging headfirst into the mound of sticky Hawaiian Chicken Drummies? It would not have been a pretty sight. Not to mention it wouldn't have been the best example to set for my 2 and 4 year-olds, whose impressionable minds are still learning table manners. *Ahem*
But where was I? Ah yes, chicken drummies ... dripping with sweet and sticky Hawaiian sauce with glorious tiny chunks of pineapple and (*swoon*) bacon. You're going to love - no, lurve - the flavor dimension that bacon adds to this sauce. It's simply out-of-this-world good. So good, you're not going to want to let any of it go to waste. So steam some rice to serve with the chicken and pile on any remaining sauce.
Gather up your ingredients and preheat the oven to 450ºF.
Pat the chicken drummies dry with a paper towel and lay them single-layer, skin-side up in an oven-proof baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes. Drain the chicken fat.
While the chicken is baking, prepare the sauce. Mix the cornstarch with the pineapple juice.
Add the pineapple juice mixture, brown sugar, soy sauce, crushed pineapple, salt and bacon bits to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 3-5 minutes until the sauce is thickened.
Hawaiian sauce with bacon, I love you!
Pour that luscious Hawaiian bacon sauce over the chicken and bake it for another 15 minutes.
Serve with some steamed rice and a vegetable.
Dinner is served!
No plunging headfirst into the drummies, please.
For more finger-lickin' eats, visit Kimberly's food blog, The Daring Gourmet.