27 Nov sticky chicken drumsticks
My kitchen’s stocks of soy sauce, limes and black sesame seeds have been seriously depleted as I have continued to crave umami-rich flavours spiked with a healthy dose of acidic citrus fruit as the weather gets colder. This week, I’m presenting a sticky chicken drumstick recipe that is a cinch to put together.
Sticky Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
4 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil
Juice of 1 lemon
4 cloves of garlic, finely grated
1 tablespoon of finely grated ginger
1 teaspoon of ground coriander
Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes
1 tablespoon of salt
8 chicken drumsticks
- Mix together the soy sauce, honey, toasted sesame oil, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, chilli flakes and salt.
- Put the chicken in a baking tray. Pour over the marinade. Leave for 30 minutes to marinade.
- Heat the oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4. Cover the chicken with tin foil and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, take away the foil and turn the chicken over. Cook, uncovered for another 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve with lime wedges and fresh coriander and a green salad or Asian-style slaw on the side.
This recipe first appeared in The Irish Independent on 26th November