Sticky chicken drumsticks

Sticky chicken drumsticks

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Deliciously sticky chicken that everyone will love - the marinade works on other meat, fish and veggies too

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal200
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein26g
  • salt0.75g
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  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp finely-grated fresh root ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tsp 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…

  • zest 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 8 chicken drumsticks


  1. Mix together the chilli sauce, ginger, soy sauce and lime zest. Pour over the chicken drumsticks and leave to marinate for as long as you can (put them in the fridge if marinating for any longer than 30 mins).

  2. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Place the drumsticks in a shallow baking tray, shaking off any excess marinade. Roast for 20 mins, then pour over the leftover marinade and cook for 5 mins more until sticky and browned.

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21st Apr, 2020
This is such a lovely recipe. I added at least twice the amount of ginger following suggestions from other reviewers but otherwise stuck to the recipe. The lime zest makes it and this will become a regular one for us. I think I will use the marinade on chicken thighs to make it a more substantial meal. I really recommend you try this.
17th Mar, 2013
Did 25 drumsticks for a party today and they were very well received. As suggested added extra ginger and cooked at 190 degrees C fan oven. Easy to prepare party food. Will try on chicken thighs for a tasty midweek supper.
2nd Apr, 2011
This sounds great, although I think it could be even better with some herbs and maybe a drizzle of honey. Please take a look at my traditional Albanian Leek soup recipe! Thanks :)
15th Jul, 2010
Cooked these on the barbecue on Sunday. They were great but agree with Dee could do with a bit more ginger.
1st Jul, 2010
unclear instruction as to temperature, and if two different temps or not (roast /cook)
6th Jun, 2010
Very good. :) Even my husband liked it, and he's not into chicken meat that much. Next time i'll add little bit more of ginger.
5th Sep, 2009
What temperature do you need to roast chicken at?
9th Oct, 2008
Very tasty indeed, works better on thighs...
3rd Oct, 2008
Not bad at all but maybe better for party food than for dinner.
29th Apr, 2008
Absolutly fabulous! Although I didn't have any Sweet Chilli sauce left, so I improvised and used "Cottage Delights" Tropical Mango, Lime and Chilli sauce. This made them even stickier but lots of fun to eat. It was enjoyed by a wide range of ages! We loved it!


12th Jun, 2015
Sticky chicken drumsticks - "Roast for 20 mins...." but at what temperature? Perhaps 'roast' means a certain temperature, but how would I know? It would be really helpful if ALL the information necessary was included in this recipe. So frustrating for people not very good at cooking who struggle when assumptions are made that we know what to do. If we knew what to do - we wouldn't need the recipe! Can anyone help? Roast for 20 min at what temperature?
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