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Whisky Pairing

Glenfarclas 17 Year Old 

Peaches and apricots in a glass, this fruity yet full bodied and sophisticated Glenfarclas makes wonderful pairing with this easy to make appetizer. 





Apricot Chicken Drumettes

Makes 12 - 16 hors d'oeuvres.

4 lbs chicken drumettes

Peanut oil for browning 

2/3 cup apricot preserves

1 to 2 tbl of scotch you are pairing with

1 tsp curry

1/2 cup apricot preserves 



This recipe was designed so that most of the work can be done the day before serving.  Thaw and clean the frozen drumettes.  Brown them in peanut oil and place in oven proof dish. 

On the stove under low heat, mix together the preserves, curry and just enought scotch to slightly thin the mixure.  Pour sauce over the chicken drumettes and bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes turn over once at 10 minutes.  Cool and store in liquid overnight.  Don't be concerned about the unappetizing color at this point as you will fix that before serving.  This step helps the flavor develop overnight and makes party day preparation minimal.

Before you are ready to serve, pour off the exiting fatty liquid and heat additional apricot preserves only this time without any curry and adding less scotch to thin slightly but stay syrupy enough to act as a glaze.  Pour over chicken and broil until bubbly, heated through and beautifully browned in spots about 5 to 6 minutes per side.  Serve immediately.  Appetizers are shown here with a store bought quinoa salad to which I added bits of fresh apricots, green onions and toasted almonds slivers.