BBQ Chicken Legs with Kiwi Slaw {AIP, Paleo}

BBQ Chicken Legs with Kiwi Slaw {aip, paleo}  ROASTED GARLIC & DATE BBQ SAUCE Time: 40 minutes Serves: makes about 1cup bbq sauce  Ingredients - 3 T avocado oil - 10 cloves garlic - 1 small onion (chopped) - 1 t dried mixed herbs (or any combination of oregano, marjoram, rosemary & thyme) - 8 dates (if they are hard, soak in hot water for 5 minutes) - juice of one navel orange - 1 t cinnamon - 1 T ground ginger - 3 T apple cider vinegar - 1/2 t sea salt - 1/4 cup water
I was just going through my draft folder and realized I never shared this summer beauty with you. These sticky BBQ drumsticks and this sweet and tangy slaw are a perfect combo for a family meal any time of the year. Who says that BBQ flavors need to be reserved for the summer??

BBQ Chicken Legs with Kiwi Slaw
{aip, paleo}
 
ROASTED GARLIC & DATE BBQ SAUCE
Time: 40 minutes
Serves: makes about 1cup bbq sauce
 
Ingredients
– 3 T avocado oil
– 10 cloves garlic
– 1 small onion (chopped)
– 1 t dried mixed herbs (or any combination of oregano, marjoram, rosemary & thyme)
– 8 dates (if they are hard, soak in hot water for 5 minutes)
– juice of one navel orange
– 1 t cinnamon
– 1 T ground ginger
– 3 T apple cider vinegar
– 1/2 t sea salt
– 1/4 cup water
 
METHOD
– heat oil in a saucepan over low/ medium heat
– add garlic cloves to the oil and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes until cloves are tender and lightly browned
– add chopped onion and sauté for 5 minutes 
– add all remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 8-10 minutes
– blend with an immersion blender until smooth
 
BBQ CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS
Time: 50 minutes
– preheat oven to 400F/ 200C
– place 8 drumsticks in a gallon zip top bag and pour 1/3 – 1/2 cup BBQ sauce over the chicken. Massage the BBQ sauce over all of the chicken.
– line a baking sheet with foil
– place an oven safe rack on top of the baking sheet
– place drumsticks on the rack
– bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes
– flip over
– bake another 15 minutes
– turn on broiler and move rack to the top – broil for 5 minutes until brown and crispy
 
KIWI BROCCOLI SLAW
Time: 30 minutes (less if you buy packaged broccoli slaw)
 
Ingredients:
– 3 cups shredded broccoli stems 
– 1 cup shredded carrots
( or 4 cups of store bought broccoli slaw if available)
– 8 green onions – greens only
– 2 finely diced kiwis
DRESSING
– 2 T olive oil
– 3 T apple cider vinegar
– 1 t ground ginger
– 1/2 t sea salt
 
METHOD
– shred broccoli stems – peel off tough outer layer and either grate or use a julienne grater
– shred carrots – same method as broccoli 
– chop green onions & kiwi
– make dressing – mix all ingredients with a whisk in a small bowl
– pour dressing over all ingredients and toss well

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