Sticky chicken drumsticks

Sticky chicken drumsticks

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
Delicious chicken drumsticks with a sticky soy glaze that can be cooked on the grill or the barbie - weather permitting

Nutrition and extra info

  • Uncooked

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal267
  • fat14g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein32g
  • salt2.04g
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  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard


  1. Make 3 slashes on each of the drumsticks. Mix together the soy, honey, oil, tomato purée and mustard. Pour this mixture over the chicken and coat thoroughly. Leave to marinate for 30 mins at room temperature or overnight in the fridge. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  2. Tip the chicken into a shallow roasting tray and cook for 35 mins, turning occasionally, until the chicken is tender and glistening with the marinade.

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Comments (65)

nuskin's picture

Enjoyable but average, wouldn't make again.

Bysh's picture

I used the marinade for vegetarian quorn type fillets - very yummy. Nice to have something different for a vege bbq.

gemzhere's picture

i have just done this for my kid, partner, mum and my cousin. they were absolutly gorgeous in fact i got told off for being stingy with the marinade!
next time i make them i will do extra sauce as its lovely. top marks!

icingonthefairycake's picture

i make these in big batches and always have them in the frezer with carrot muffins, the kids love them leve in fridge overnight to defrost and they eat them cold for lunch along with a muffin and some cucumber sticks perfect no cook quick anytime school lunch

hollywoozle's picture

I thought these were easy and tasty though I struggled a little to get the ratios for the glaze to seem right. Once I got there, I was pleased with the result and the chicken was good the next day too.

placebo_effect's picture

Lovely but I think it would have been equally nice without one or two of the ingredients.

271287cs's picture

Just this second made it and it's brill. The looser marinade means it glazes the chicken better, and the olive oil gives it a real gloss as well as aiding the cooking. It looks and tastes beautiful, the calorie count might be a bit optimistic though.

deedlit90's picture

This were fab! We cooked in the over and then gave them a small turn on the BBQ! Will do again!

westy23's picture

Taste sensation. I added a clove of garlic to my recipe which really worked well with the flavor, might try a bit of chili next time. My only problem was i didn't make enough!!

liz313's picture

Really nice, tasty and easy! My husband, son and myself had it with egg fried rice and will have it again, again and again. Would be lovely to have cold in the summer with salad as well, so an all year rounder! Can't get better than that!

crcfle's picture

Great recipe for a snack or late supper. Roll on summer to try on the BBQ. As stated above, double the marinade and baste often. Personally will add some chilli next time, but great as it is.

shooting_stars's picture

Cooked this to impress the boyfriend; then had to cook it the next week because I liked it so much. Also found they are very good for taking for lunch, although a tiny bit messy they were delicious cold.

I used slightly more of everything except the oil in the sauce and found the quantity good. I also tried to get some of it under the chicken skin to lock in the flavour.

luciie's picture

omg the picture looks gorgeous cant wait to try them yay!

abigail's picture

Liked this recipe but did adapt it to make more and also added Garlic paste and sesame seeds to the end of the recipe. Didn't have Dijon Mustard so used grain mustard instead. Tasted very nice

cherylwillcocks's picture

delicious - had 9 people round for dinner, made these with jacket spuds and salad - perfect!

lindsay1983's picture

Very quick, very tasty! Needed alot more marinade than stated though, but still easy!

sarah_llew's picture

my marinade was too liquidy also next time loeft out the olive oil and found it worked much better

eaamey's picture

These were really nice but I found they were sitting in too much liquid and I would have preferred them "stickier". Any suggestions?

vicki0111's picture

Made these earlier this month when the frezzer was down to 1 lonely pack of chicken drumsticks, made loads of the marniade and basted regulary whilst cooking, they went down a storm with all my kids,served with homemade wedges and salad.


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