Fragrant Thai drumsticks

Fragrant Thai drumsticks

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4

Marinate chicken drummers in aromatic Thai red curry paste and sweet chilli for super tasty fingerfood

Nutrition and extra info

  • before cooking

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal246
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.1g


  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • grated zest 1 orange, plus 2 tbsp juice



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  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp good-quality Thai red curry paste
  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skin removed, the flesh slashed


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking tray with foil. Mix the chilli sauce with the orange zest and juice, garlic, curry paste and ¼ tsp salt. Add the chicken and coat really well.

  2. Arrange the drumsticks on the foil, spaced apart. Coat the chicken with any marinade left in the bowl, then roast for 35-40 mins until tender. Wrap in foil or pack into a food container.

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skerries's picture
8th Jun, 2018
Lovely flavours from the marinade And very easy to do Good for a big party I would do these again
3rd Apr, 2014
Love, love, love these...however Thai Thighs are yummier than drumsticks, nomnom.
7th Mar, 2014
I made this as dinner for me and my fiance. As we like the food with lot of taste, I used more of all the spices, but I think I've used to muche orange juice. Also, next time I'll do this, I'll put the drumsticks in the oved covered, because we like our food more humide.
10th Aug, 2013
I made with chicken breast for the barbecue, marinated for a few hours beforehand then basted with marinade during cooking - easy recipe and delicious: will definitely be making again
12th Jul, 2013
Tried these yesterday for a street leaving do. They were tasty but perhaps I should have marinated for longer as the flavours were not that deep. Added a little honey for stickiness . They took longer to cook than the recipe says as well. I would try again but leave longer to marinade
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