Lip Smacking and Finger Sticking Good Drumsticks

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by teresas

This is a delicious sticky recipe packed full of yummy flavors. Feel free to sub honey for the corn syrup if you are fructose intolerant. This is great served with a side of rice and steamed veggies, or serve with fries for a nice appetizer meal.

Top Review by Bonnie G 2

So easy and so good. Love the sweet, spicy flavor of this. I did have to make a change in that I used chicken thighs instead of drumsticks and had to use the honey as couldn't fin the corn syrup here. Both DH and I agree this is a winner, that we'll be making again. Made for Rookie Tag 2012

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Heat a oven proof fry pan to medium high heat. (I use a 10-inch cast iron skillet).
  3. Make a dredge with the red pepper flakes, flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a zip lock bag, add in the drumstick and toss to coat, set aside.
  4. Saute chopped onions in butter and olive oil in the fry pan until translucent, add in garlic and cook until tender.
  5. Remove the onion and garlic from the pan and set aside.
  6. Add the drumsticks and cook for 15 minutes turning the chicken often until nice and crispy.
  7. Meanwhile prepare the dipping sauce by mixing the sauce ingredients together, and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  8. Sprinkle 2 tbs Tabasco sauce on top adding 1/4 cup dark corn syrup.
  9. Put pan in oven and continue to cook for 15 minutes turning drumsticks often.
  10. Sprinkle the rest of the Tabasco sauce on top adding the remainder of the dark corn syrup.
  11. Cook for another 15 minutes while turning drumsticks often.
  12. Add back in the onion mixture.
  13. Simmer to caramelize the dish about 5-8 minutes.
  14. Sprinkle the slivered snow peas on top and serve with the dipping sauce.

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