Lip Smacking & Finger Sticking Good Drumsticks

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"This is a delicious sticky recipe packed full of yummy flavors. Feel free to sub honey for the corn syrup if you are fructose intolerant. This is great served with a side of rice and steamed veggies, or serve with fries for a nice appetizer meal."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (339.8 g)
  • Calories 742.4
  • Total Fat - 39.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 189.7 mg
  • Sodium - 642 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 64.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 34 g
  • Protein - 35.4 g
  • Calcium - 68.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Heat a oven proof fry pan to medium high heat.(I use a 10-inch cast iron skillet).

Step 3

Make a dredge with the red pepper flakes, flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a zip lock bag, add in the drumstick and toss to coat, set aside.

Step 4

Saute chopped onions in butter and olive oil in the fry pan until translucent, add in garlic and cook until tender.

Step 5

Remove the onion and garlic from the pan and set aside.

Step 6

Add the drumsticks and cook for 15 minutes turning the chicken often until nice and crispy.

Step 7

Meanwhile prepare the dipping sauce by mixing the sauce ingredients together, and place in the refrigerator to chill.

Step 8

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce on top adding 1/4 cup dark corn syrup.

Step 9

Put pan in oven and continue to cook for 15 minutes turning drumsticks often.

Step 10

Sprinkle the rest of the Tabasco sauce on top adding the remainder of the dark corn syrup.

Step 11

Cook for another 15 minutes while turning drumsticks often.

Step 12

Add back in the onion mixture.

Step 13

Simmer to caramelize the dish about 5-8 minutes.

Step 14

Sprinkle the slivered snow peas on top and serve with the dipping sauce.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made some slight changes in that instead of drumsticks and used a small chicken which I cut up into 10 pieces and then followed the recipe and as I was missing a couple of ingredients I didn't make the dipping sauce. My reason for doing the whole chicken was the DH does not like the dark meat so he was able to have breast meat and the outcome was delicious juicy chicken that even the DH says he is more than happy to have again. Also I did not add nearly as much tabasco as the recipe calls for only about 2 teaspoons as from some research a few years back the tabasco they make for the Australian market is a lot hotter than the USA market and yes the company fessed up to that fact. Thank you TeresaS for a great keeper of a chicken recipe, made for Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

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(22 Jan 2016)