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Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

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When I started this blog, there were just two things in my mind – sharing kids-friendly recipes and inspiring parents to cook for their family. But never did I expect that one day it would also inspire my hubby to put on the apron. Although he has never cooked a single dish before (not even an egg), he can now easily whip up some simple and decent meals for the family by following my recipes! Finally, my man CAN COOK! Yay!


So far, my hubby has cooked many of my recipes. Amongst them, his favourite is Honey Balsamic Vinegar Chicken. Do you know it’s my favourite too? We both love cooking these baked chicken drumsticks, not only for the taste but because they are simply easy to prepare.


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Today, I’m very excited to share with you another fuss-free and fail-proof baked chicken drumsticks recipe that I have cooked for many times recently.  The condiments and ingredients that I used for the marinade are commonly found in most households but when combining them together, it will surprise you with a very sophisticated taste which is neither too sweet nor too spicy, but incredibly finger lickin’ good!!


These drumsticks must be marinated in advance (preferably overnight) so that the flavour has enough time to work into the meat and add a lovely glaze. Then they will be put into the oven to bake till perfection. Voila! These juicy and tasty sticky drumsticks are yours to enjoy! The leftover sauce on the baking tray will be filtered, simmered till thicken and then poured over the drumsticks to give them a gorgeous gloss. This thickened sauce also goes well with pasta and noodles.


This dish is not just great to have as family weekend meal, but also perfect for party, potluck or outing. To all the mommies, if you want to give some bonding time for your hubby and kids in the kitchen, this dish is one meal that they will truly enjoy. (Psssst…this is how my hubby got hooked in cooking.)


>>> Get the recipe and step by step photos for STICKY CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS at PAGE 2 BELOW.


Here’s a little update. My two recipes – Salmon Potato Fish Cakes and Chicken and Corn Patties were featured at Littlies Parenting Magazine April 2013 issue.


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  1. JJmum says:

    Hi, can I omit or replace worchestershire sauce? Have not come across this sauce in Singapore.

    • food-4tots says:

      JJmum: This worchestershire sauce plays an important part in this recipe. I had done without it before but the end result was not very satisfactory. This sauce (especially Lea & Perrins brand) is a very common condiment. You can find it at NTUC (Fairprice or Finest) and Cold Storage. Please refer to the photo at this link –

    • Ling says:

      Worchestershire sauce is easily available at most NTUC supermarkets and definitely Cold Storage. Should be located at the condiments section. However, there is usually only one brand available at NTUC. I’m not too certain about other heartland supermarkets though.

  2. Ling says:

    Thanks for sharing again! I’m tempted to give this recipe a shot 🙂

  3. Priya says:

    who can resist to this wonderful and delicious dish.

  4. mycookinghut says:

    Yummy!! I love this recipe.
    Congrats on your features too!

  5. may says:

    hi, u have definitely inspired me to cook for my family. I didnt even know how to cook plain porridge a year ago. With ur simple and qonderful recipes, i received compliments from my family members when i cook and bake. U certainly inspired me and now i have proper meal plan for my family daily. my hubby also succeed in baking a butter cake using urs, after a request from my two year old boy. thanks!

    • food-4tots says:

      May: Thanks for the wonderful feedback! Kudos to both you and your hubby!! Do keep up the good job! Always remember this “If I (F4T) can do it, so can anyone!”. 😉

  6. Wow! It looks fantastic! Garnished with sesame seeds – just how I do them. I also garnish with finely sliced spring onions. These drumsticks really look very very appetising

  7. Lynn says:

    Love to try this recipe one day…It looks so delicious… Alas, Shanghai is suffering from H7N9 now. Thanks for sharing…

  8. Tataya Kudo says:

    I really love the look of these drumsticks and can imagine how they taste. And I can ‘t resist anything with honey. Thanks for the recipe. Gonna give a try soon.

  9. Jeff Johnsonson says:

    What’s a ziplop bag?

  10. ayu says:

    May i know what brand of sweet chili sauce you used? I’ve tried this recipe but not sticky at all (without sweet chili)

    • food-4tots says:

      Ayu: I used Maggi brand but any brand will do. Thank you for the feedback. You can filter and simmer the leftover sauce until it is thicken. Then pour over the chicken drumsticks to create the glaze. 🙂

  11. Anum says:

    Can u freeze chicken with this marinade or taste changes

  12. Anum says:

    Are these drumsticks with skin or not ?

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