As a full-time employee, the only time that I get to bake and cook are on weekends. I cook only lunch - dinners are mostly prepared by my mom, or we will eat out. Most of the time I'll be spending more time on baking, so I'm always in search of simple and quick lunch recipes - and this is definitely one of them. I only need to make the sauce and mix it with the chicken, and the rest of the work is done by the oven.
My only gripe about this recipe is that I should have marinated this overnight so that the flavours can penetrate the chicken further. It is also not a very BBQ-y type of sauce (if you know what I mean) as it's mainly ketchup and sugar, and it doesn't really have the smoky flavour that most BBQ sauces have. However I'm not complaining as it's a really easy dish to whip up (and probably by far the least number of step-by-step photos I've ever taken, haha!)
Mix all the BBQ sauce ingredients together (I modified it a little, will note it below)
Pour it over rinsed and dried kitchen drumsticks and leave it to marinate.
And just bake it away!
I am submitting this dish to Cook Like A Star. hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo from Eat your heart out and Riceball from Riceball Eats. The even is hosted every bi-monthly and the theme for this month is Martha Stewart. If you're interested, do bake/cook a recipe of Martha Stewart and join us in this blog hop.
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 chilli, snipped into small pieces
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 4 to 6 chicken drumsticks, weighing about 300 to 450 grams
- In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice and chilli. Season generously with salt and black pepper.
- Line a baking tray with aluminium foil (for easy clean up later on). Rinse the chicken drumsticks and pat dry with paper towel. Place them in the tray and pour the sauce over the chicken, tossing to mix them up, and marinate the chicken for several hours or preferably overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Bake the chicken drumsticks in the middle rack for 30 minutes, tossing the chicken halfway through until the chicken are cooked. Turn the chicken drumsticks skin side up, transfer the chicken drumsticks into the highest rack, turn up the heat to the maximum and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes until the skin is slightly charred and crisp. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.