Easy Maple Mustard Chicken Drumsticks with Roasted Radishes & Asparagus
An easy sheet-pan supper that is perfect for spring and loved by the whole family.
Course Main Dishes
Essential Ingredient Chicken
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 50minutes
1/2teaspoonfine sea saltdivided
2Tablespoonspure maple syrup
2-3branches fresh tarragon
Preheat oven to 375F. Pat chicken with paper towel until it is thoroughly dry. Season generously with salt and pepper. Arrange on an oiled rimmed baking sheet with plenty of space between the drumsticks.
Trim the tops and roots of the radishes, and cut the larger ones in half. Toss with one teaspoon of olive oil. Scatter on the baking sheet among the pieces of chicken. Place the pan in the oven and set a timer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, mince the garlic and then pulverize on a cutting board until it is a paste. Transfer to a small bowl and add the maple, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.
When the 15 minutes are up, remove the pan from the oven. Brush chicken and radishes generously with the maple-mustard sauce. Return the pan to the oven and roast the chicken for another 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, trim the asparagus to spears 3-4 inches long. Reserve the ends for soup or vegetable stock. Place asparagus in a bowl and toss with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
When the second 15 minutes are up, open the oven, slide the pan out and tip the asparagus onto the pan. Quickly arrange it around the chicken and return everything to the oven.
Roast asparagus for between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on how thick it is. It should be bright green. Remove the pan from the oven and turn off the heat. Sprinkle chopped tarragon over the entire pan.
Using a sturdy pair of tongs, transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Tent with foil and rest for 5 minutes. Toss the radishes and asparagus in the pan juices and keep them warm in the oven.
To serve, arrange the roasted vegetables around the platter of chicken and serve hot.
May be made with honey as a replacement for the maple syrup.