Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sweet & Sour Chicken Drumsticks

This is my favorite way of preparing chicken drumstick. I basically just marinate it for a few hours and stick in the oven. Even with the skin removed the drumstick came out deliciously moist. You can even grill this on your BBQ pit but since is so warm outside I just used the oven.

You can serve this dish with some roasted potatoes and salad.

Ingredients for marinate
2 pounds of drumstick (about 8 pieces)
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of lemon salt
1/2 tsp of pepper flakes
3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the dipping sauce/glaze
1 tsp of orange zest
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/4 of water
2 tbsp of honey
2 tbsp of soy sauce
1/4 tsp of coriander powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp of cornstarch + 2 tbsp of water
Some finely chopped mint

1) Clean drumsticks and remove skin or any access fat and marinate for at least 2 hours.
2) Line a baking pan with some aluminium foil and brush it with some oil. Line the drumsticks on the pan and bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for at least an hour or until the drumsticks is cook and golden brown. Half way through the baking turn the drumsticks for even browning.
3) To prepare the dipping sauce combined all the ingredients except the cornstarch in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Cook until the sauce reduce to half and add in the cornstarch solutions for thickening. Bring to boil and remove from heat.
4) Add in the chopped mint.
5) To serve you can either brush the drumsticks with the dipping sauce or just serve it on the side.

Note : I might not be able to update or reply to your comment for a few days as I will be having my belated birthday celebration in California. Take care everyone and see you when I get home in a week.

17 comments:

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
your drumsticks looks mouthwatering. I can't wait to cook your chicken rice ... hehe I have to go and get the ingredients first tho. Thanks for posting great recipe.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! I love to bake my chicken too! Happy Belated Birthday to you and have fun in California. :)

Beachlover said...

oh!! Gert your drumstick look good and meaty when you bake in oven..why when I bake in oven my drumstick always kecut small??Any kungfu for me,Pls?.

Zue Murphy said...

Have fun in Ca!

tigerfish said...

Happy Birthday and have fun in California!

Jun :) said...

Hi gert...whooaaa, sedap2...so sad, i didnt buy any chicken ..its fish week, hehe. nnti nak kna try ur recipe ni..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY my Dear GERT!mmuahhhh!

ummi said...

Hi Gert! Ooh, ur chicken looks yummy n my tummy is "singing" now..hehe..Wah jauhnya celebrate birthday, best tuuu..!!

shirleysphotojournal said...

hi Gert,
Happy Belated Birthday!! I have no idea when is your birthday but i saw some well wishes comments so... I wanna join the crowd n wish u too. ^_^

Mochachocolata Rita said...

chicken drumsticks! my favorite!

enjoy ur celebration in california! eat eat eat!

Big Boys Oven said...

my favourite part, the drumstick!

Retno Prihadana said...

Happy belated birthday to you. Hmmm...yummy drumsticks!

Parker said...

These look great and the seasoning sounds good for both potatoes and chicken.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Gertrude. God Bless U. Kisses & hugs, Diana Choo

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you Gert. Hope you have a great & romantic time in California

Chicken drumstick is my favourite too plus the method of cooking is very healthy.

- Kath

I Cook4Fun said...

Yatie, do try out the chicken rice.

LCOM, thank you. I had a great time in CA :)

Lesley, maybe you bake your drumsticks too long that is why it kecut :) I just lay mine on a baking sheet and bake it. No fancy kungfu :) :)

Zue, Jun, Tigerfish, Ummi, Shirley, Rita, thank you for your warm wishes. I had a great time in CA :) :)

BBO, :)

Retno, thank you :)

Parker, thanks for stopping by.

Diana, thank you. How have you been? Didn't hear from you for a long time :)

Kath, thank you. Yeah, it's much healthier than frying it :)

amandalouden said...

looks amazing!

Deborah said...

This sounds like such a wonderful dish!!