Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 159.1
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.5 mg
  • Sodium: 762.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 5 fresh rosemary sprigs
    • 5 garlic cloves, halved
    • 10 to 12 chicken drumsticks
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


Combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, rosemary sprigs and garlic cloves in a large, resealable plastic bag. Shake and squeeze the contents of the bag to dissolve the honey and the brown sugar. Add the chicken drumsticks to the bag and seal, squeezing out as much air from the bag as possible. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Remove the chicken drumsticks from the bag, reserving the marinade, and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the skin is caramelized and very dark in spots, 30 to 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the marinade in a small saucepan. Bring the marinade to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook over low heat until thick, about 15 minutes.

Use a pastry brush to brush some of the cooked marinade on the cooked chicken. Place the chicken on a serving platter. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and the chopped parsley.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EARAMIREZ.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I wrapped the chicken in foil to cook so the drumsticks steamed, then opened it at the end so they got brown. I loved the sauce! It went excellent over peas and rice. I will make again and am going to put this in a blog entry :) Thank you. - 2/26/11

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good. We don't really care for drumsticks, so I used chicken thighs. - 8/3/18

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it - 2/9/14

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    Great! - 4/22/21

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    Awesome. I used light, and sugar free where possible. - 3/15/21