Chicken drumsticks. Who doesn’t love chicken drumsticks? I can have it any day, any time, even with a full belly. In fact, while making these drums last night I told myself there was no way I was going to eat dinner, because I just had a good snack 15 minutes ago (which was chips and homemade salsa, in case you were wondering, and there will be a post on it very soon, make sure to check it out). But guess what, I finished the drums anyway (LOL), of course with the help of my manfriend. Not to brag, but honey glazed chicken drumsticks are one of my favorite things to cook, just because my manfriend claimed to love the way I make it. Okay, maybe he’s just biased.
There are a few tips to perfect these drumsticks for an Asian kick. Tip number 1, make sure to marinade the drums for at least one hour. The longer the better, 3 hours or even overnight in the fridge is best. But if you don’t have time, one hour is acceptable.
The marinade includes:
- 4 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon of oyster sauce
- 2 teaspoon of hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
- 2 teaspoon of minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoon honey (can be substituted with brown sugar or white sugar)
- 2 tablespoon of rice wine
- a pinch of five-spice and black pepper
Whisk everything together, throw all the drums in a large Ziplock bag then pour in the marinade. Give it a good shake then let it sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour as mentioned above.
Tip number 2: make sure to brush the extra sauce on the drums every 10 or 15 minutes while baking in the oven at 375F for 40 minutes or until golden brown, also don’t forget to turn the drums over while brushing. It takes a little work but the result is rewarding. The sauce coating will leave a beautiful glaze that is absolutely mouthwatering.
At last, place the drums on a plate, drizzle any extra sauce from the baking pan onto the drums and garnish with sesame seeds. They’re sweet, juicy, savory, and make the perfect main course for any meal. Lastly I have some stir-fried green beans as a side dish. Dinner is served!