Simple recipe for Thai inspired chicken drumstick. Easy and loaded with Southeast Asian flavors.
This is a very simple and easy recipe. I got a big package of organic drumsticks from Costco which comes in small package containing 6 drumsticks each, which e very convenient. After searching for recipes, I decided to try this recipe from here, with some changes.
In this recipe you will need some unusual ingredient such as fish sauce, which is a very common sauce used in Southeast Asia. You will need to acquire a taste for this sauce, although in this recipe there is only a hint, therefore no need to worry about the pungent and smelly nature of this sauce.
It is tastier if you marinate the drumsticks for a few hours, thus saturating the chicken with all the flavors. These chicken drumsticks can be served with the Thai sweet chili sauce or as it is. They are tasty, juicy and packed with Thai flavors.
- 6 chicken drumsticks
- 3 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro stems
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 3/4 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Black pepper to taste
- ½ teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- Thai sweet chili sauce, for dipping
Rinse the chicken drumsticks and pat dry. In a small bowl combine oil, fish sauce, honey, Sriracha sauce, turmeric powder, whisking well to mix them all.
Add the sauce onto the chicken drumsticks, make sure that they are all covered with the sauce. Add cilantro and garlic, rub into the drumsticks.
Cover and place the drumsticks in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
When ready to bake the drumsticks, preheat oven to 375F.
Arrange the chicken on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a wooden stick inserted into the chicken a clear liquid comes through.
Serve with Thai sweet chili sauce if desire.
If you enjoy this simple chicken recipe, you might want to check on my Poultry Recipes Box here.