Balsamic, Honey and Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Children’s cookbooks are great. The recipes are generally simple and unpretentious and require only basic cooking equipment.  This baked chicken drumsticks recipe from a children’s cookbook by Annabel Karmel was in my ‘to-try’ list. One of the reasons I chose it was that I had a small bottle of balsamic vinegar sitting forlornly in my pantry. While this chicken recipe only requires a little balsamic vinegar and did not exactly empty the bottle, the baked drumsticks were very easy to make and deliciously sweet and sour, motivating me to find more alternative ways to cook with balsamic vinegar and try more easy recipes from children’s or beginner’s cookbooks.


Baked balsamic, honey, soy chicken drumsticks
Baked balsamic, honey, soy chicken drumsticks

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

Adapted from a recipe in You Can Cook by Annabel Karmel (2010)

Place 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp honey in a bowl. Add 3 cloves garlic (crushed), 1 tsp grated ginger and some black pepper. Make 2-3 cuts on 4 chicken drumsticks. Place them into an oven-proof dish. Marinate the drumsticks for at least 20 minutes in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6. Bake the drumsticks in the marinade for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Turn the drumsticks every 15 minutes or so.


18 thoughts on “Balsamic, Honey and Soy Chicken Drumsticks

  1. I’m loving anything with balsamic vinegar….
    makes a sweet tangy flavour ..
    your drumstick is perfecly charred,
    i’ve got some issue with it, my balsamic vinegar is usually slightly blakened, but the taste is stilll great….

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

  3. Those look and sound fantastic! I was a chef for 10 years before going into journalism, and some of the best recipes can be found in simple cook books — for kids and home recipes put out by local Elks clubs and such. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. The drumstick is my favorite part of the chicken and those look really good. Thanks for stopping by and for listing my post “Sun Help Me, My Limbs are Frozen”, as something that might be of interest to others.

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