Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this recipe from the back of a Heinz ketchup bottle. I always loved the taste of bacon and maple syrup so I thought I'd give it try. It was great, very tasty. It calls for drumsticks, but I used 3 chicken breasts and cut them into about 1 1/2 inch pieces instead. This recipe makes a lot of sauce. Next time I make it I will cut the ingredient amounts in half. Or another idea would be to make the full amount of sauce but divide it so you can use one half for a dipping sauce which I should have done. Either way it is very tasty. I also omitted the cloves.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season chicken with salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Roll each piece of chicken in bacon, fastened with a toothpick.
  3. Insert cloves & place in roasting pan.
  4. Mix together Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, ketchup, garlic, thyme and lemon juice.
  5. Brush each wrapped chicken piece with sauce.
  6. Bake in 400°F oven for 45-60 minutes, basting occasionally.


Most Helpful

Loved that sauce not too sweet and oh so tasty, I had a little left over after basting and heated it in the microwave and spooned it over the drumsticks though next time I will serve it on the side for dipping as it sent the bacon a little soggy but it is worth making a little extra for dipping, thank you LuuvBunny, made for Name that Ingredient.

I'mPat September 27, 2013

The combination of ingredients worked well and was very tasty. I used 6 large chicken legs and halved the sauce. I served it with rice which soaked up the sauce - yum, both my BF and I were licking our fingers, I'll be making this again. Thanks Bunny!

Carolyn Jay May 15, 2007

Very tasty way to prepare drumsticks. Thanks for the recipe. Jim

orlfane9 November 27, 2004

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