Sticky chicken drumsticks

Sticky chicken

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(65 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4

Delicious chicken drumsticks with a sticky soy and honey glaze that can be cooked in the oven or the barbecue - 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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Jody Anna's picture
Jody Anna
23rd Sep, 2018
Looks nothing like the photo, was watery. I doubled the soya sauce and honey and left out the oil. I also added chill powder, garlic and onion granules. It was tasty but nothing to talk about.
9th Mar, 2018
Better with no oil!! We always make it without now. Great comments people :)
28th May, 2017
We love this so much in our house; quick and easy family dinner with jackets or wedges and salad. Loses a star as it isn't really 'sticky'; we call them 'tasty chicken drumstix' in our house. I do put the oil in but I think it would be fine without it. Maybe I'll try that next time!
16th Jan, 2017
Definitely don't add the oil! Its a very runny mixture - I added extra honey and also some sesame seeds for an added bit of texture. Once I removed from the oven I also placed into a hot pan for one minute on both sides just to add a little crisp and I'm glad I did Went down a storm and my family loved it! Great recipe just forget the oil!
13th Nov, 2016
Made these last night with a mixture of thighs and drumsticks. I too used wholegrain mustard as I prefer this t dijon. From reading the other reviews I will leave out the oil next time, as Didn't really add anything to the recipe. All in all quite a nice recipe and far cheaper than buying shop bought marinade.
15th Oct, 2016
Easy to make, tastes great, I left out the oil as I did not think it would add anything to the recipe. Kids loved it.
24th May, 2016
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.
2nd Oct, 2014
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.
28th Apr, 2014
Super yummy when I used tomato purée with chilli. Easy to make and quite satisfying.
20th Oct, 2013
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...


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17th Nov, 2013
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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