Spicy Chicken Drumsticks



10 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
1/2 habanero or Scotch Bonnet chile (or 3 serrano chilies), seeded and chopped
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh thyme
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for additional seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
10 chicken dumsticks (3 1/2 lbs)
Olive oil or grapeseed oil


1 Purée the scallions, chilies, vinegar, thyme, garlic, allspice, salt and pepper to a thick paste in a food processor.

2 Put chicken drumsticks in a large bowl. Coat drumsticks with chile paste. Let stand 10 minutes.

3 Position oven rack in the center of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Coat the bottom of a broiler pan (remove the perforated top part of the pan) with oil. Arrange drumsticks on the pan. Sprinkle generously with salt.

4 Broil chicken in the center of the oven. Turn once after about 10 minutes. Broil until fully cooked and nicely browned, about 20 minutes total. Note that some pieces may cook faster than others. Remove the pieces that are done and continue to cook the rest until cooked through.

Transfer to a platter and serve.

Serves 5 to 6.