Sticky chicken drumsticks

Sticky chicken drumsticks

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(58 ratings)

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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1st Aug, 2012
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
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22nd Jul, 2012
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.
11th Jun, 2012
This sounds good, I'll defo give this one a try.
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18th Apr, 2012
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
4th Mar, 2012
Used chilli puree instead of plain tomato, golden syrup instead of honey, no mustard and thighs as well as drumsticks, the boys loved the extra spicy kick of the chilli! Went well with potato wedges.
11th Jan, 2012
Really easy and very, very tasty. We had them with sautéed potatoes and salad.
15th Nov, 2011
I put the soy sauce in a whipped egg. Dusted dsticks with plain flour, then dipped drum sticks in egg-soy, then dipped in Paxo sage and onion stuffing, and in oven for 30 mins.
22nd Sep, 2011
I generally us coarse-grain mustard rather than Dijon, and lime marmalade instead of honey. This is delicious also using sausages - add a good dash of tabasco and some minced garlic. Great for relaxed sharing, whatever the meat, or for picnics - just make sure you've got finger bowls or hand wash gel!
20th Sep, 2011
Very easy. Left out the oil and it worked fine. Cooked the legs in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
18th Sep, 2011
this is one of the most scrummiest meals iv ever had and one of the fattiest things 2 so easy 2 make xx


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