BBQ chicken & coleslaw

BBQ chicken & coleslaw

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(32 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A good chicken recipe for budding Jamie Olivers to get stuck into. Learn to make a tasty BBQ marinade which can be used on other meats

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
601
protein
50g
carbs
26g
fat
34g
saturates
8g
fibre
4g
sugar
23g
salt
2.22g

Ingredients

For the bbq chicken

  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 8 chicken drumsticks, preferably organic

For the coleslaw

  • ¼ white cabbage
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 red-skinned apple
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 heaped tbsp mayonnaise
  • heaped tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

Method

  1. Mix the BBQ sauce: Open out the freezer bag, then spoon in the ketchup, honey, chilli sauce, soy sauce, oil, vinegar and spice. Close the bag and squidge the ingredients together to mix them.
  2. Add the chicken: Make 2 or 3 deep cuts in the meaty part of the drumsticks with a sharp knife (this helps them take on lots of flavour from the sauce). Put the chicken in the bag with the sauce and tie shut. Wash your hands. Squidge everything together again so all the drumsticks are well coated. Leave out for 1 hr, or in the fridge overnight, to marinate.
  3. Prepare the veg: Thinly slice the cabbage on a clean chopping board with a clean, sharp knife, then put it in the mixing bowl. Now prepare the other vegetables, adding them to the bowl as you finish preparing them. Peel the onion and finely chop. Thinly slice the celery stick.
  4. Grate the apple and carrot: Take the apple (keep it whole and with the skin on) and grate up to the core. Turn the apple a quarter turn and grate again. Repeat until you are left with just the core. Be careful not to grate your knuckles. Peel, then cut the stalk end off the carrot. Grate the carrot and add to the bowl.
  5. Cook the chicken: Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tip the chicken and sauce into a large roasting tin and space the drumsticks apart. Carefully put the roasting tin in the oven using oven gloves, then set the timer for 20 mins. When the time is up, carefully take the chicken from the oven. Brush the chicken with the glaze in the roasting tin, then return to the oven for 15 mins more.
  6. Mix the coleslaw: While the chicken is cooking, mix the veg together with clean hands or a spoon. Add the mayonnaise, yogurt and mustard into the vegetables, then season with salt and pepper. Stir well. When the chicken is cooked through and golden, serve with the coleslaw.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2008

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
lwhite92's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This is the best BBQ marinade I have ever tasted!
I have never tried to make my own before but I'm glad I choose this recipe, the marinade is delicious and full of flavour.
I will be using this marinade on my BBQ's in the summer!
I only made the chicken so can't review the coleslaw.

thepopcorngirl's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Wow! Just wow! I made the chicken, using skinless breasts. I didn't deviate from the recipe at all & it was incredible - scored a few points with the other half!! Will be making this again, and again & again!! I cooked as per recipe however, after the 20 minutes in the oven; I brushed with the remaining sauce & grilled on high for 5 mins each side. Truly wonderful. Thanks :)

cheekt999's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

It was ok, probably wouldn't make again. I normally make a sticky chicken 3tbs honey 3tbssoy sauce and 3tbs balsamic vinegar then fried on low in pan untill sauce is thickened roughly 20-30 mins which is much nicer but i fancied a change.

danielkerryann's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I was marinading quite a fetch drumsticks so I made the recipe X3. I scored the meat and left in the fridge to marinade for just over a day. I was pleased with the overall results but the depth of flavour I was expecting from all those tasty ingredients I felt didn't come through as much as I expected, hence the 3 stars. I think the flavour would be gentle enough for children.

youngchef13's picture

I used a whole chicken just doubled the ingredients REALLY tasty! Will make again! xx

coolruth's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Totally fabulous chicken. Marinated overnight in the fridge and forgot to turn during cooking. They turned out brilliantly and were enjoyed by the toddler and granny at the table.

afgilbert's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I also only made the chicken ...it was a hit with everyone. I'll make it again!

mummyjade's picture

Ive just put my chicken drumsticks in the fridge to soak in the flavour, very impressed with the bbq sauce! Better than any if tasted, and even my fussy partner loves it!

mummyjade's picture

Ive just put my chicken drumsticks in the fridge to soak in the flavour, very impressed with the bbq sauce! Better than any if tasted, and even my fussy partner loves it!

123sallyb's picture

Amazing, so easy I do a batch every week and stick them in the fridhe for the kids to snack on, can't say they last long though lol.

foodgeek's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Dead easy but dead good! I've never made the coleslaw but have made the chicken a good few times now and it is fantastic, normally use skinless thighs instead of drumsticks. I make the sauce the day before and marinate the chicken overnight in the fridge.

kathynorris's picture

Am going to make this tomorrow, will tell you how it goes

jennifer2443's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Fabulous nicest BBQ sauce and im not a lover of BBQ Sauce flavourings but this one is lovely! Making it again tonight! :)

jennifer2443's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Fabulous nicest BBQ sauce and im a lover of BBQ Sauce flavourings but this one is lovely! Making it again tonight! :)

njwilson121's picture

This was such a simple and easy nice recipe! I did cheat, because I was lazy for an after work dinner. I bought ready made coleslaw, but, having now read the comments, I think I may try the HM coleslaw with it. Regardless - the marinade was to die for! SO much better than the ready made jars! 5 stars!

ebrierley's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Simple and delicious - the kiddies loved it too.

ebrierley's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Absolutely delicious - marinated for 24hrs and it tasted fantastic.

pixieloveheart's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Just made the coleslaw and it was delicious!

jujuplatia's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I've made this several times now and it's always a winner. I generally use cider vinegar as that's what I have in the cupboard and it is still delicious. I should imagine it would be fine with either of your vinegars tasty don but don't leave it out. I have also used dark soy rather than light soy and it gives the marinade a much deeper colour and has depth of flavour.

donna_frankson's picture

i am wanting to try this recipe but cannot find white wine vinegar only distilled or rice wine vinegar does either of these make a difference or can the wine vinegar be left out all together. if you have any suggetions please let me know. Thanks

Pages

Questions

Tips