As a kid, I grew up eating pre-marinated chicken nibbles from the supermarket cooked on the BBQ and they were always delicious! I don’t think I knew anyone at that time who didn’t like them. The other day I was doing the supermarket shopping and saw some of these nibbles on the shelf. Childhood memories came flooding back, and I wanted to eat them now by making these sweet and sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks.
I, of course, did not buy these nibbles from my local supermarket but instead came away with another kitchen recipe mission. I must make sweet and sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks, which taste better than the much-loved ones from my younger days.
It was a success! These sweet and sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks are perfect. It was served with some easy egg-fried (brown) rice and demolished.
Sweet and Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks
- 1 kilogram chicken drumsticks I left the skin on
- ½ cup honey
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 medium fresh chili diced
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Season the chicken drumsticks well with salt and pepper.
- Place the remaining ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Leave out the chilli if you don’t like spice.
- Continue boiling until the sauce begins to thicken. If it starts foaming (like hokey pokey or toffee does), remove it from the heat asap otherwise it will harden just like toffee does too!
- Marinate the chicken drumsticks in the sauce. You can either dip the drumsticks into a bowl filled with the sauce or place the drumsticks in an oven tray, pour the sauce over the top and then swish around a bit, so everything is covered well. Either way, as long as the chicken is covered with sauce, it’s fine. Of course, throw it on top of the chicken once in the tray if there is the leftover marinade.
- Put the drumsticks into the oven to bake for 40 minutes. Flip the drumsticks over halfway through and roll them around in the sauces on the tray.
- Make sure they are fully cooked through before eating! Serve with some egg-fried rice like I did or some stir-fried noodles.