Tangy Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe is taken from the 1997 Milk Calendar. Fun food, and not too spicy for the kids.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 40 min
  • Refrigeration: 30 min
Yields 12 drumsticks
tangy chicken drumsticks

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Milk
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) cornstarch
  • Marinade
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) ketchup
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated fresh gingerroot or 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) crushed dried red peppers

Preparation

Place chicken in shallow pan. In small bowl, mix together marinade ingredients. Spoon over chicken and refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning once.

Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C). Remove chicken from marinade mixture and place on foil-lined baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes, turning once.

Meanwhile, pour marinade mixture into medium saucepan. Whisk in milk and cornstarch. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

During the last 10 minutes of baking time, brush drumsticks generously 2 or 3 times with the sauce. Serve remaining sauce with the drumsticks.

Tips

To barbecue drumsticks, use a medium heat and cook for 40 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear when drumsticks are pierced at their thickest part. -James Barber

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