Spicy Hoisin-Glazed Drumsticks

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Whisk together all ingredients except chicken, (At this point, mixture can be placed in a pretty jar to be gifted to someone special - keep refrigerated at all times. Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.).
  • To make: In a heavy-duty ziploc bag large enough to hold chicken, add chicken and prepared sauce. Coat chicken all over with sauce and put in refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before proceeding with recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 425F (220C).
  • Arrange drumsticks in a pyrex baking pan that has been sprayed or brushed with cooking oil. Press all the marinade out of the ziploc bag over the chicken. Roast in middle rack of oven for 25 minutes, turn chicken over and roast a further 20 minutes, until drumsticks are cooked through. Remove drumsticks from baking pan and add a couple of tablespoonfuls of water or stock to thin the pan juices, scraping up browned bits. Serve over chicken (and rice, if serving).
  • Note: These drumsticks are great as a bar-type snack, too. Just keep them 'dry' (don't add water or stock at the end to the pan to stir up a little sauce). The glaze is also excellent on wings, lending itself even better to the bar-food tradition.