Sticky chicken drumsticks are simple and easy. They are also incredibly delicious. I have given them the name “sticky” because of the unique sauce they are made in. After you have made the recipe, you will certainly understand why. I usually make these up for parties or social gatherings such as having a few friends over to watch football or hockey. They are an instant hit.
As with most of my recipes, there are a few tips. As always, you can adjust some of the ingredients according to your liking. The sweet soy sauce is totally optional. I really like it as it gives a little more sweetness to the recipe. Initially, bring the ingredients to a nice rolling boil. You will want your heat turned up to medium high or high. After you reduce it to low and bring it to a simmer, make sure you add the chicken evenly around the pan in order to get an even distribution. Don’t crowd the pan. In other words, you want the drumsticks to have a little bit of space between them. After the simmer, be sure rotate the drumsticks constantly as this will help them cook evenly and prevent them from overcooking. It also helps the sauce to thicken up. You might want to stir it a little, as well.
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- 10 – 12 chicken drumsticks with the skin left on
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (any vinegar)
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/8 cup of sweet soy sauce (optional)
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and bruised
- 1 small hot chili pepper, cut in half, sliced, and the seeds removed
- 2 stalks spring onion, chopped (for garnishing)
- 1 cup of water
- Servings: 4
- Time: 1 hour
- Cuisine: Japanese, American
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- Add all the ingredients, except for the chicken and garlic cloves, to a pan. Bring everything to a rolling boil over medium high heat.
- After a boil, reduce the heat to low, add in the drumsticks and garlic gloves, place a lid on, and allow it to simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove the lid and increase the heat to medium. Using tongs, rotate the drumsticks constantly. Do this until the sauce thickens and a glaze forms. This will take 12 to 15 minutes.
- Place the drumsticks onto a serving plate, drizzle the glaze over, and garnish with spring onions. Enjoy you sticky chicken drumsticks.