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.
Brown Sugar BBQ Chicken (Martha Stewart)
- 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.
Hi Riceball, hope your Christmas was great. Thank you for the compliments, take care!
Merry Christmas Jasline!
Love the beautiful colours of the drumsticks!
Thank you Raymund! 🙂
Hi Mich, thank you! Hope I'm not making you too hungry haha. Have a great week ahead!
You're welcome Hui, glad you like it! I love oven baked dishes also, fuss-free and lesser clean-ups! 🙂
Thank you so much Amelia, yes I think the sauce would be perfect over rice, just need a plate of vegetables to finish off a meal! Have a great week ahead!
Hi Liz! Thank you! I love the extra kick from the chili!
Ohhh that glaze looks so tempting
Mich - Piece of Cake says
Jasline, these look absolutely mouth watering! And easy, which is the best part!
this looks really delicious ^^! i love easy, oven baked dishes.. and this is definitely my kind of food! thanks for sharing, jasline! ^^
Hi Jasline, love your chicken dish. The sauce is excellent, can have 2 plates of rice, no problem.LOL
Have a nice week ahead.
Mmmmm....my family would love this for dinner! That glossy sauce looks amazing!
Oh thank you so much Elaine! I hope you like the recipe! I especially love the heat in the sauce 🙂
Hi Zoe, you're really lucky! I'm sure your boy will have fun mixing the sauce with the chicken 😉
Thank you Balvinder. Oh I hope I didn't make you too hungry! 😉
It is mine too, Amanda!
Yes it is Angie!
I agree John, sometimes I'm just too lazy to spend long hours to whip up a meal, this is definitely one of the go-to recipes!
Thank you Joyce! I see, I'm sure your kids will like it because it's all ketchup-y. 😉
Hi Anne! I think it'd taste even better if it is marinated overnight! 🙂
Thank you Yueky, hope you'll like it!
Yes it is, my friend! 🙂
Hi Esther! Yea if only it has that smoky flavour, it'd be perfect! Hope you'll like it!
It is! 🙂
Your photos just make me want to eat these right off the screen. I am sure that I have this recipe in one of Martha's books that I own, but I am bookmarking it so I can try it soon.
I remember I was like you too when I was working in Singapore and only baked occasionally at some weekend. I cook and bake more often now after having my boy.
This nice and easy recipe is fantastic! I love to cook these with my boy.
It looks crazy delicious. Its my breakfast time and you made me crave for chicken. I like easy, simple dishes. And this is it.
Baby Sumo says
Sounds really simple..... my kind of meal too! 😀
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
wow this is truly FINGERLICKINGLY delicious!
Those drumsticks look so tasty and I like that the sauce has a bit of heat to it, thanks to the chili. And any dish you can toss together in minutes and stick in the oven is all right in my book. Sometimes I don't want to spend 2 hours in the kitchen. I just want to eat!
kitchen flavours says
Delicious looking drumsticks! I actually bookmarked this to try, but plans abandoned when my kids are not around for a whole week! This looks good and I don't mind having my fingers dirty for this!
You're right about marinating that chicken overnight 😀 But with all those wonderful combination of flavor in that dish I'm sure it still tastes delicious !
Looks good. Thanks for the step by step photos. Will try tomorrow for dinner.
Choc Chip Uru says
This chicken looks so delicious!
Choc Chip Uru
Oh my, this looks delectable.....fingerlicking good 🙂 ye, i know what you mean by non of that deep smoky flavour, but the ease of preparation and cooking more than makes up for it, will definitely try. Thanks!
The sauce looks thick and delicious!