Recipe by I'mPat
This is one my mother in law gave me over 25 years ago and is a family favourite. The original recipe was for chicken wings but I use drumsticks or mixed chicken pieces or a jointed whole chicken. Don't include marinading time. Serve with rice - there's plenty of sauce to mop up - and steamed or stir fry vegetables. The satay sauce I use is called "Jimmy's Sate Sauce" which is a bean based sate not a nut based, so I don't know how a nut based sate would go. UPDATE - now when making with due consideration to diabetic factors I only use 1 tablespoon of honey instead of 1/3 cup, does not detract from flavour and the skin does not tend to burn (caramalise as much) and tends to be slightly crispy) and I usually quarter a small/medium chicken (1.3k to 1.7k) and bake for about 1 to 1 1/4 hours (use backbone for stock) and usually leave wings on the breast.
Top Review by ranch-girl
Yummy - the sauce has such a rich flavor! I'd give it four and a half stars. I used chicken thighs and one breast - (DS went back for thirds!) Also made a vegetarian version by replacing the chicken with sliced tempeh. DD and DS's girlfriend thought it was great. I realized I was out of sherry, so I used sake instead. I did reduce the soy sauce too. I made a simple satay sauce from red chile, garlic, lime juice, sugar, soy sauce, and almond butter. Will make this again for sure! Thanks!!
- 12 chicken drumsticks
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons malt vinegar
- 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons satay sauce
- 1⁄4 cup dry sherry
- 2 teaspoons gingerroot (grated)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix honey, vinegar, tomato sauce, soy sauce, sate sauce, dry sherry and grated ginger in a jug well together. If honey is thick give it a short zap in the microwave.
- Put chicken drumsticks into a casserole dish in one layer.
- Pour marinade over drumsticks and let stand for a least 30 minutes, turning occassionaly.
- Put into a preheated 180 degree C oven and bake for 45 minutes.