I love experimenting with different ingredients to vamp up a basic chicken drumstick recipe. I found that this one in particular gave them the right amount of stickiness (so mind your fingers) and right amount of sweetness that I was just hoping for. Honey can be used in both sweet and savory dishes and it has been hailed for its numerous health benefits. It may seem scary at first to start dousing your chicken in honey, but I can assure you’ll never be a great cook unless you get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Soy sauce is very good for creating depth in the flavor so I also used a combination of salt and soy sauce, which eliminated the use Knorr cube seasoning.
1kg Chicken legs/thighs
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 teaspoon hot paprika
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 teaspoon ground garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 and 1/2 tablespoon clear honey
Mix all ingredients together and leave in the fridge to marinate for about 30 minutes to an hour
Set the oven at 120 degrees Celsius
Place the chicken on a baking tray or a deep pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
Within this cooking time, be sure to turn the chicken so they can be coated in the flavoursome marinade and cook thoroughly.
Once the kitchen starts to linger with the sweet smell of the chicken and they have a deep brown colour, the chicken is ready.
They can be served hot or cold.
Edited by Pearl Okeke