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 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

    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 (63)

lizleicester's picture

Forgot to "slash" the chicken drumsticks but the of the marinade was good and strong despite using half x light soy sauce and half x soy sauce.

kimmyno-cook's picture

Found it too watery and also had to grill the chicken to get it to brown and then reduced the marinade in a saucepan to get it stickier.

toshpot's picture

Super yummy when I used tomato purée with chilli. Easy to make and quite satisfying.

wizzbang82's picture

Disappointed by my first attempt following the recipe, as some other posters have said- it is lacking in flavour. It was also too oily for me! I will try some of the other suggestions, it definitely needs something like chilli to give it a kick. I used wholegrain mustard which has a nice texture. Needs improvement...

tastetest's picture

Very nice and made a tasty dinner out of a cheap cut of meat.

morlaix's picture

These went down a treat with my family. Easy to make too :0)

futuremrsdesmazery's picture

I make these regularly for my kids and they love them. Very easy and tasty, winner all round.

mindymoo62's picture

I made these for a buffet and all the guests enjoyed them very much.
You do have to keep a close watch on them while in the oven as they do burn easily! I would definitely make them again as they are quite tasty!

debcas's picture

This is a great recipe - very tasty and simple to make. The whole family loved it and the drumsticks were just as tasty cold the next day.
Will make again.

last edited: 15:20, 27th Jun, 2013
AWoll83's picture

Very easy and delicious!

jaaser's picture

Very easy and yummy. Perfect for a meal where kids are abundant.

keri1983's picture

Hubby and i thought that these never had much flavour....won't be making them again:(

benatjamins's picture

Very tasty and very easy good for throwing together after a days work

ishouldbeeating's picture

doubled the marinade quantity and left them overnight. Didn't look cooked after specified time so put them under the grill for a few mins basting them repeatedly with the sauce - this made the sauce much stickier and they ended up looking a lot more like the picture in the recipe.

liz313's picture

Very tasty and easy. I had chicken breasts and diced them up and marinaded them in the sauce for a few hours then cooked them with the marinade in the oven and served with Chinese noodles. The family loved them.

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superflea's picture

Decent recipe

I doubled up on some of the ingredients

4 tsp soya sauce
2 tsp Honey

I also used less olive oil 1/2 tsp

(had plenty to marinade and baste with)

I also added

1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger powder
A few drops of hot pepper sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

If I wanted to make them sweet I can use brown sugar or more honey and exclude the pepper

Overall pleased with the outcome, a very simple recipe which you can alter to your taste

dragonma5306's picture

These were delicious. I doubled the recipe and used for 9 drumsticks plus a few mini fillets for the children. This meant that there was quite a lot of (runny) sauce in the bottom of the dish once cooked, which I then poured over the egg noodles and stir-fried vegetables that I served with the chicken. Perfect and delicious, and of course dead easy. Definitely making again.

quantum969's picture

This sounds good, I'll defo give this one a try.

jul34es's picture

Made this for tea tonight and it was lovely and moist and tender,everyone enjoyed it with baked potato,corn on the cob and coleslaw


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Debz1967's picture

Would advise tasting as you mix and tweaking the basic ingredients-am i the only one whose mouth was on fire with a tablespoon of Dijon!!!!!? Found it to be too oily and watery with only a teaspoon of tomato puree......swop the two quantities around however and you're getting somewhere........ (i did wonder if it was a mistake?) try a bit of extra soy sauce if too sweet. The second time i made it i added a teaspoon of garlic granules and mmmmmmmmm.............

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