Sticky chicken drumsticks

My family really love chicken meat. I am lucky to have an organic source for chicken meat as I have to cook with chicken each week to satisfy my girlfriend and family cravings. Therefore I need to come out with different ways to cook chicken, and these sticky drumsticks are definitely one of the best ways. Sticky chicken drumsticks are very easy to prepare, just make a simple flavorful marinade with honey, olive oil, soy sauce, some mustard and tomato purée, toss the chicken in it and bake until tender. It is important to baste chicken often with the marinade while baking to form that irresistible caramelized, sticky surface. I used drumsticks this time but it works as well with chicken wings or chicken thighs. Served alongside a fresh salad, sticky chicken drumsticks make one perfect lunch or dinner.

INGREDIENTSSticky chicken drumsticks
8 chicken drumsticks
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp tomato purée
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

DIRECTIONS
Make 3 slashes on each of the drumsticks. Mix together the soy, honey, oil, tomato purée and mustard. Pour this mixture over the chicken and coat thoroughly. Leave to marinate for 30 mins at room temperature or overnight in the fridge. Heat oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.

Tip the chicken into a shallow roasting tray and cook for 35 mins, turning occasionally, until the chicken is tender and glistening with the marinade. Serve sticky chicken drumsticks warm.

Sticky chicken drumsticks

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