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Sticky Drumsticks (with a simple tahini yoghurt dipping sauce)

A simple, easy to make and delicious meal, make enough of these Sticky Drumsticks (with a simple Tahini yoghurt dipping sauce) so there are some leftover for tomorrows lunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 12 drumsticks

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumsticks (approx.)

Marinade

  • 1 clove/s garlic -crushed
  • 60 ml tamari (¼ cup)
  • 85 g rice malt syrup or honey (¼ cup)
  • 1 lemon/s -zest and juice

Simple tahini yoghurt dipping sauce

  • 250 g full-fat natural yoghurt (1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp hulled tahini 
  • ¼ tsp sea salt - or to taste
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F (fan-forced).
  • In a small bowl or jug mix all the marinade ingredients together.
  • Place the drumsticks in a small roasting dish in a single layer.
  • Pour the marinade over the top to toss and coat the chicken evenly and place in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. If they are not brown enough, you can always place them under the grill for a few minutes at the end of the cooking process.
  • While they are baking make the dipping sauce. Mix all of the ingredients until well combined and serve with the drumsticks.

BBQ tip

  • If you wanted to BBQ these you could. Just score the meat of each of the drumsticks three times, to allow the marinated to penetrate and to help them to cook through without burning.

Serve

  • Serve with a napkin or wrap foil around the 'handles' .
    Enjoy hot or cold with the tahini yogurt dipping sauce (recipe below).

Make-ahead

  • Re-heat covered in a low oven until just hot.

Store

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

Fructose-friendly

Choose rice malt as your sweetener.

Dairy-free

Choose coconut yoghurt for the dipping sauce.

Sesame-free

Replace the tahini with almond butter.

Garlic-free

Replace the garlic with a teaspoon of cumin and a pinch of chilli flakes.

Soy-free

Replace the tamari with liquid or coconut aminos.

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