Sweet & Sticky Chicken Drumsticks 

I found a really good deal on chicken drumsticks so I snagged a pack. The meat was so incredibly tender and delicious! This recipe would also work great with chicken thighs or wings. 


4 lbs Chicken Drumsticks

1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice

1 teaspoon Turmeric

1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika

1 teaspoon Ancho Chile Powder

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

1 Tablespoon Onion Powder

½ teaspoon Cumin

Salt and Pepper to taste


1 ½ cups Soy Sauce

2 cups Chicken Broth

1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce

¼ cup Rice Wine Vinegar

1 ½ cups Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil

3 Garlic Cloves; mashed to paste

1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger; grated

1 teaspoon Garlic Chile Paste

1 teaspoon Mustard Powder

2 Tablespoons Cornstarch

¼ cup cold water

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. In a small bowl, combine the spices for the chicken and mix. Add the blended spices and the chicken to a gallon sized ziplock bag and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Place the chicken on a baking sheet, skin side up, and bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add all of the sauce ingredients minus the cornstarch and cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes
  5. 10 minutes before the chicken is done, whisk together the cornstarch and water. Pour the mixture into the saucepan and continue to whisk until thickened. 
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and use a basting brush to coat the chicken with the sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds or chopped scallions.
  7. Enjoy!

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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