This Sweet & Sticky Asian Drumsticks Recipe Is Irresistible by Gigi Gaggero

Poultry Dinner
a year ago
This Sweet & Sticky Asian Drumsticks Recipe Is Irresistible

Who can resist a hot, sticky chicken drumstick? Not me! Serve as an appetizer or with rice and a vegetable for a complete dinner. 

You’ll need: 

  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 
  • 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 knob 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:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 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, turning occasionally, until cooked through to 165 degrees F internal temperature. 
  2. 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, 5-8 minutes. 
  3. 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 - 8 inches from the heat, brushing with the sauce and turning occasionally, until glazed and sticky. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Serve.

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