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Orange Maple Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

You will love these sticky drumsticks coated in a sweet-savoury glaze. Easy to make and budget-friendly! 

These sticky chicken drumsticks make a great midweek lunch or even weekend dinner. We love these with cooked millet! So healthy and delicious!

Or you can serve this with steamed rice or boiled potatoes, both delicious.

These are incredibly filling and delicious.

For this recipe you will need a pack of chicken drumsticks and some seasonings for the glaze.

The glaze is rich, orange scented made with maple syrup, melted butter, orange juice, dried oregano, ground coriander, minced garlic and orange zest.

The allspice adds a warm spicy clove type flavor that makes this dish so special.

Preparing the chicken drumsticks

Preparing the chicken drumstick is always easy thanks to the fact that they are bought ready. Just tap them with kitchen paper to soak up any moistureness from them. Be sure to keep them in the fridge until ready to prepare.

Season them with fine sea salt and ground pepper, drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven.

FOR THE GLAZE YOU'LL NEED:

  • MAPLE SYRUP: Just a few tablespoons of it.
  • MELTED BUTTER
  • ORANGE JUICE: Use freshly squeezed orange juice for the best flavour.
  • ITALIAN SEASONING: Swap it to any dried herbs you have on hand.
  • GROUND CORIANDER: Swap it for ground ginger or other similar spice.
  • MINCED GARLIC or GARLIC GRANULES: Use anything you have on hand.
  • ORANGE ZEST: Finely grated orange zest gives a nice kick to the glaze.

Place everything in a small saucepan then boil for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickens. Once the chicken drumsticks are half-baked, pour the glaze over them. The glazed will thicken more during the baking and become amazingly sticky.

Orange Maple Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, for drizzling

For the glaze

  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 30g butter, melted
  • 30ml orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic granules

METHOD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C.

  2. Tap dry chicken drumsticks, then season with salt and ground pepper.

  3. Arrange drumsticks in the pan in a single layer. Drizzle over a little olive oil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, turning the drumsticks halfway.

  5. Heat maple syrup, lemon juice, and butter in a skillet over medium-high to a boil, whisking to combine. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened,

  6. Stir in Italian seasoning, ground coriander, minced garlic and grated orange zest.

  7. Take the drumsticks from the oven, and generously brush with the glaze. to coat each drumstick. Return to the oven and roast for another 10 minutes then brush again with the glaze and bake for another 5 minutes. The ckicken skin should be brown and the meat tender.

  8. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.





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