Easy Sticky Chicken Recipe: This Sweet & Sticky Asian Chicken Recipe Is Irresistible by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area
Who can resist a hot, sticky chicken drumstick? Not me! Serve as an appetizer or with rice and a vegetable for a complete dinner.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
- 3 pounds chicken drumsticks
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
- 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup sweet Asian chile sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1- to 2-inch piece fresh ginger, roughly chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped fine (for garnish)
- 1/4 cup toasted black and white sesame seeds, for garnish
Here's how to make them:
- In a large bowl, mix the oil with the five-spice powder, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and toss. Arrange the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Roast for about 35 minutes in a preheated 400-degree F oven, turning occasionally, until cooked through to 165 degrees F internal temperature.
- While chicken is baking, in a standing blender or food processor, combine the hoisin sauce, chile sauce, rice vinegar, broth, ginger, garlic and sesame oil. Puree until very smooth. Transfer to a saucepan and simmer until slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Transfer the cooked chicken legs to a bowl and toss with the warm sauce until completely coated. Place on a new lightly prepared foil-lined baking sheet and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat, brushing with the sauce and turning occasionally, until glazed and sticky. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Serve.
Photo: Alaska Cooks
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