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On a Sticky Wicket Chicken Drumsticks

You can watch a little film about the Sticky Chicken Drumsticks here. (Well now you can, at first you could only read about Stargate)

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
     
  • ¼ cup Lee Kum Kee soy sauce
     
  • ¼ cup Fountain hoisin sauce
     
  • ¼ cup Coles squeeze honey
     
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
     
  • 1 tsbp finely chopped and peeled fresh ginger
     
  • 2 tsp Masterfoods sesame seeds, toasted
     
  • Coconut rice:
  • 1 cup Sunrice long grain rice

  • 1½ cups chicken stock (Massel stock cubes)
     
  • 1 cup TCC coconut milk
     
  • ½ tsp salt
     
  • Coles grated coconut, lightly toasted, for garnish
     
Method
  1. Mix soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a re-sealable storage bag. Add the drumsticks, seal bag, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, maximum 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven and line a large, rimmed baking tray with heavy-duty foil. Place drumsticks on tray and grill in the oven, not too close to heat, turning occasionally for 25 minutes, or until drumsticks are cooked through and have a glazed look. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
  3. Rinse the rice in cold water. Combine stock, coconut milk and salt in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to near boil. Reduce heat to low. Add rice and stir for 1 minute. Cover pan and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes or until the rice is almost tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove pan from the heat and let the rice stand, covered, for 10 minutes, or until it is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed. Lightly fluff rice with a fork.
  4. Serving suggestion: Serve with steamed bok choy
Sticky chicken wings

Ingredients: I swapped the Coles' Honey for a jar of local honey which was less expensive and definitely better. The money I saved was splurged on buying my favourite brand of Coconut Milk. Is is wrong to be biased against a brand you don't know?? The drumsticks were on special and so cheaper than normal. I usually buy my chicken from the local hormone free chickenery!!! I didn't buy the coconut for garnish.

Method: The rice was very easy to cook, and it pottered along at the same time as I was cooking the chicken. The drumsticks were easy to prepare and I liked the fact that you only needed to marinate them for an hour. I didn't like the grill method of cooking. I had to keep an eye on them all the time and be turning them and prodding them with my tongs, and they cooked a little too much maybe. My next door neighbour cooked them and I suggested she tried baking them for 25-30 minutes in the oven and they were very successful. I also pan fried a few and they were OK as well.

Taste & Presentation: Both the chicken and the rice were very tasty and very pleasing to the eye.

Cost Effectiveness: The meal came in under budget, but each serve consisted of only two drumsticks and once cup plus one tablespoon of the rice. I don't think this is really a proper meal and you would need a green salad or some steamed greens.

I give this 7/10. I marked it highly for taste, but took off a smidgen for the small serve. I would definitely make this again.

Comments

Michelle

Baking those drumsticks are definitely a lot easier!! And you dont have to keep an eye on it too!!! hahahaha. I'm such a lazy person :P

Linda

I make a similar recipe Cindy a honey Soy Chicken the recipe calls for drumsticks but sometimes I make it with thigh fillets but when it's drumsticks everyone in this house needs at least 4 each especially if they are small!! Seems Coles are stretching the truth AGAIN!!just like all the multi nationals do

Tinkingbell

Still sounds yummy!
And squee! I got my coin purse this morning and it is lovely! Thank you! Having puter probs so combining comments and email before it crashes again!
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Debby

Will you come to my house and make dinner? It looks delicious!!!!

I love the house-purse in your other post, and I bet the recipient did too. It's so clever!!

bells

oh i would love this. So would a certain husband of mine. I'm so doing this next week. We bought loads of drumsticks on sale recently.

wattlebirdies

I'm going to try your recipe on a whole chicken,prob use an oven bag then rip open bag for last part of cooking time? not as pretty as yours but can hide that with some chopped coriander!

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