As soon as I teased you all with these last week, I started getting emails for the recipe. Again very simple recipe, and you don't have to slave in the kitchen. Generally speaking, everybody loves chicken, and they are always my most popular posts and we of course can't get enough of eating sweet, spicy, bit tangy flavors of the glaze that goes so well on grilled or baked chicken.
Like I said in the notes, this can be easily made with chicken wings, chicken tenders etc. however if I am making chicken tenders I like to kind of saute it the pan and just pour the glaze over it, cook until it gets all bubbly and sticky. The reason why, simply because chicken breast can be pretty dry if baked, but I will suggest grilling it or pan fry before adding the glaze. When grilled chicken gets done and is ready to be glazed in the saute pan, the sauce or a glaze get that smoky kick in the taste, so it's that much better. Ok peeps! Now I got my mouth to water.
Last time when I posted chicken wings with sriracha sauce you loved it, so I thought let's try something similar but with drumsticks. They were slightly stickier than the wings but that's because I baked it in the oven with the glaze. As for garlic, I haven't used it this time in the sauce because garlic can take over the flavor so while it was marinating, chicken got the kick of garlic aroma, but not as much to take the flavor away from the chicken. Just to let you know, my chicken drumsticks are not burned on the bottom...actually the color on the bottom of the pan is dark, deep red, but it was hard to capture that. Once I half baked marinated chicken, I pulled 6 of them out to do with the glaze so that's how I got two recipes out of the marinated chicken.
My two oldest kids were licking the fingers and asking for more. It was that good!
Spicy Sticky Baked Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
Serves 6 | Total time: 85 min.
prep:10 min. | Marinade: 30+ min. | Cook: 45 min
- 8-10 chicken drumsticks
- Drizzle of Oil
- 1/2 cup light Soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- Juice of 1 Orange + zest
- 4 Tbs. Honey,
- 4 Tbs. Asian Chili Sauce, use less for less heat but add more broth
- 4 Tbs. Chicken stock/Beef or vegetable as a sub.
- Light soy sauce to taste
- 2 Tbs. Lemon or Lime juice
- Drizzle sesame oil and garnish with sesame seeds
- In a large Ziploc bag place chicken drumsticks. You can take skin off, if you dislike.
- Pour in Soy sauce and drop crushed and peeled garlic, you can mince if you wish, for little kick and sweetness balance it with juice of 1 orange, and zest of 1 orange. Close the bag, massage the chicken drumsticks with all the marinade for few seconds to code everything. Put on the side and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 400F. Lightly oil a large baking dish. Season the drumsticks with salt and pepper and arrange in the dish in a single layer. Drizzle over a little olive oil and bake in the hot oven for 20 minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare the glaze. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until evenly combined, season it with soy sauce just to your taste preferences.
- Take the chicken out of the oven and pour over the glaze, to coat each drumstick, Turn down the heat to 375F and Return to the oven and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, turning several times, until the chicken is tender, sticky and nicely glazed. -read in the notes! And until the internal temp of the drumsticks reaches at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Serve it with balanced meal-perhaps rice or potatoes with any other veggie as a side dishes
- You can marinate it over night, just place it in the fridge and make sure that the bag is sealed. The flavor will get even deeper from the soy sauce, garlic, juice and zest.
- You can skip the part of baking it with the glaze and BAKE the chicken until completely done, then transfer it into saute pan, pour in the glaze mixture and just saute for 5 or more minutes on high, turning chicken few times. Cook until the glaze is bubbling, gets thicker and all the chicken drumsticks are evenly coded with the glaze. Also you can do this with the chicken wings, or chicken breast, cut into strips or even bite size pieces.
Wishing you wonderful weekend and week ahead! Stay warm my friends!
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