Sticky chicken drumsticks

Sticky chicken

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(75 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


  • 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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5th Oct, 2012
Hubby and i thought that these never had much flavour....won't be making them again:(
23rd Sep, 2012
Very tasty and very easy good for throwing together after a days work
21st Sep, 2012
doubled the marinade quantity and left them overnight. Didn't look cooked after specified time so put them under the grill for a few mins basting them repeatedly with the sauce - this made the sauce much stickier and they ended up looking a lot more like the picture in the recipe.
19th Sep, 2012
Very tasty and easy. I had chicken breasts and diced them up and marinaded them in the sauce for a few hours then cooked them with the marinade in the oven and served with Chinese noodles. The family loved them.
12th Aug, 2012
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.


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