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Asian Drumstix

Asian Drumstix

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 40


Serves 8

  • 3 1⁄2-4lbs chicken drumsticks

  • 2teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1⁄2 cup finely minced onion

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 1cup chicken broth

  • 1⁄2 cup rice vinegar

  • 1⁄2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

  • 3tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 1⁄2 cup apricot preserves

  • 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1⁄2 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

  • 2 green onions, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  • 01

    Rinse and pat chicken dry.

  • 02

    In a large, wide saucepan, mix together sesame oil, onion, garlic, broth, rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, apricot preserves, light brown sugar and ginger; mix well.

  • 03

    Heat mixture to a boil over med-high heat.

  • 04

    Add the chicken drumsticks.

  • 05

    Continue to cook over medium to medium-high heat for 25-30 minutes, turning/rearranging chicken (with tongs) often, or until chicken juices run clear.

  • 06

    Remove chicken to a platter; keep warm.

  • 07

    IF the sauce has not yet reduced to a thick glaze yet, continue to cook and stir until it reduces to a thick glaze; do not let burn.

  • 08

    Either Pour the reduced glaze over chicken pieces or return the chicken to the galze in the pot (off the heat) and stir to coat.

  • 09

    Sprinkle with sesame seeds and/or sliced green onions, if desired.

  • 10

    Serve hot or room temperature.

  • 11

    Grab some napkins and dig in!



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