A Chicken Leg? Sesame Drumsticks

June 13, 2012

I’ve got a funny story about drumsticks….it’s pretty crass but cracks me up whenever I think of it. Do not read this if easily offended by bottom humour.

I was telling my girlfriend, who shall remain nameless, the story of how Dirty Sanchez (the butthead guys that do dumb stuff, like Jackass but more revolting and idiotic) did this crazy thing where two of them stuck a drum stick up their butts and then had a ‘sword fight’ and whomever lost their drum stick first, had to lick the other one’s. Gross. Awful.
I was relaying the story and my friend looked confused.
‘A chicken leg?’ she queried.
‘No, babe, a drum stick’ was my reply.
‘Oh, an ice cream.’

I laughed so hard I nearly wet my pants.

Anyway, unlike this M15 rated story, this is a recipe that is purely for the kids, or anyone who rates a drumstick. That said, this marinade is awesome on any cut of chicken and I have even been known to marinate salmon in it, before bbqing it.

D Man loves a drumstick, a chicken leg that is, not to be confused with anything else. This is one of those easy ‘go to’ meals that I know he’ll eat. I pick most of the meat off for him, but let him gnaw on the bone like some mini-caveboy.
I learned recently that if you marinate your meat in a zip lock back (with air removed) it only takes a fraction of the time. Handy, hey? If you have zip lock bags it is, otherwise, just do it the normal way and leave it for a bit longer.

Yield : 4 drumsticks

You will need :

  • 4 chicken drumsticks (or whatever cut of chicken you like)
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 heaped tablespoon honey
  • juice and rind of 1/2 an orange
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1cm ginger, finely chopped (not pictured)
  • sesame seeds to sprinkle

Combine soy, honey, juice, sesame oil and ginger in a zip-lock bag with the drumsticks and marinate for 20 minutes.
Put chicken onto a tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Place tray in a medium oven (180Cish) for 30-35mins or until chicken is cooked.

So easy……..

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  • Reply Bunny Eats Design June 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

    That ziplock bag trick is a handy one, but I have more time than ziplock bags. I do love this recipe though. I could eat these right now and I haven’t even eaten breakfast yet.

  • Reply Kirsten June 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Wow, your friend must be really dopey.. Either that or she was just really hungry at the time & could only possibly relate drumsticks to food..

  • Reply tdblue June 16, 2012 at 1:00 am

    I love your recipes, and you make me laugh, so I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! Here’s the link: http://bulldogandbaby.com/2012/06/15/a-day-at-the-zoo/

  • Reply Kate June 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    My family really enjoyed the drumsticks. I put everything together on Sunday night and then when I arrived home from work on Monday I put it all in the oven. Super easy. I put my snap lock bag in a vase and turned the top over so it was easy to throw the ingredients in. I made a double batch and will be making them again soon. My 2 year old also enjoyed gnawing like a cave man. 🙂
    Thanks for a yummy recipe.

    • Reply Keeping Up With The Holsbys June 23, 2012 at 8:56 am

      That’s great to hear! Double batch is some good thinking too. I love having stuff in the freezer for those days that you need a helping hand!

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