Sweet and Spicy Drumsticks

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Drumsticks are a great addition to your Halloween table or game-day spread. This easy chicken drumsticks recipe is loaded with zesty Asian flavor and a kick of fiery heat.Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Drumsticks | ASpicyPerspective.com #Drumsticks #Recipe #Chicken

I have a sinister side.

Most people never see it, but it’s there.

I have been known to tell my children that the grates in the sidewalk with deep gutters below, are where all the naughty kids end up.

MY OTHER RECIPES


Pausing for judgement…

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.com #Drumsticks #Recipe #Chicken

Halloween is one of the rare times of year when this hidden mischievous nature surfaces.

You see it in treats, costumes, and decorations all around our house in October. Yet where I really shine is “Spooky Recipe Titles.”

It’s a dark gift, if you will.

Take these sweet and spicy baked chicken drumsticks, for instance.

Awesome baked drumsticks, boring name.

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So let’s consider some bloodcurdling options:

  • Lost Dog Legs
  • Roasted  Roadkill
  • Not-So-Funny Bones
  • Frightfully Fiery Femurs
  • Amputee Appendages
  • Cheeky Child Limbs

What, did I go too far on the last one? Whatever.

Then pick the name your comfortable with for this Halloween chicken drumsticks recipe, but trust me, you’ve got to try it.

Sticky Spicy Baked Chicken Drumsticks | ASpicyPerspective.com #Drumsticks #Recipe #Chicken

These baked chicken drumsticks are addictively delicious.

Sweet and sticky.

Crispy and tender.

Spicy, savory and popping with ginger and garlic flavor.

It’s a MUST MAKE chicken drumsticks recipe. Perfect for Halloween parties and game-nights because you can prepare a TON of drumsticks at once, and they are so inexpensive to buy.

So whether you go with a creepy name or a plain-jane name, you can’t go wrong with these baked chicken drumsticks!

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66 comments on “Sweet and Spicy Drumsticks

  1. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted October 22, 2012 at 6:54 am Reply

    I have few meat cravings, but baked chicken is one of them. What an awesome recipe you have here.

    And I know you have a sinister side… I could tell from the moment I met you ;-)

  2. shelly (cookies and cups)posted October 22, 2012 at 6:59 am Reply

    These look great! I love the combination of ingredients in the sauce…

  3. Robyn | Add a Pinchposted October 22, 2012 at 7:32 am Reply

    That sauce! Oh my!

  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted October 22, 2012 at 8:11 am Reply

    That sauce–I want it on everything! And what the what is that creepy cat thing in your pictures? It’s so cool!

    • Sommerposted October 22, 2012 at 9:32 am Reply

      LOL!!! Hayley, I couldn’t resist putting in my black cat decorations. :)

  5. Christine (Cook the Story)posted October 22, 2012 at 8:18 am Reply

    Bwa ha ha! Not to far at all! I think the names are all great. But the look of those shiny sticky chicken legs is even better. Yum!

  6. Kristenposted October 22, 2012 at 9:34 am Reply

    Baked chicken legs is one of our favorite meals – and I love this sauce!

  7. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted October 22, 2012 at 9:46 am Reply

    I was scrolling through my Google account and I saw the photo of your baked chicken drumsticks! Holy amazing they look delicious!!! I have to make these, but i know they won’t look as pretty as yours!

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted October 22, 2012 at 9:55 am Reply

    my mouth is quite literally watering over here – sticky and crispy and yummy. feed me.

  9. Paula - bell'alimentoposted October 22, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply

    I’m picking up chicken legs stat!

  10. Cassieposted October 22, 2012 at 11:04 am Reply

    My husband will love these! We had some sweet and spicy wings last night that were so good, he was nudging me the whole time saying “you need to blog these”. Can’t wait to try them!

  11. Aggieposted October 22, 2012 at 11:29 am Reply

    Ahh! That black cat is cracking me up (In a freaked out scary, lol, kind of way) :)

    These chicken drummies look great! Great easy recipe – loving the pineapple juice and sriracha!

  12. Jeanetteposted October 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm Reply

    I love all the fun names you came up with. These drumsticks would be fantastic for any night, but I’d love to have these on the table for Halloween and tell them I’m feeding them Amputee Appendages and see what their reaction is ;).

  13. Elizabeth @Food Ramblingsposted October 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm Reply

    love the alternative names!!

  14. Colette @ JFF!posted October 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Love the theme, esp the Halloween kitty!

  15. Carolynposted October 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm Reply

    Okay, that cat is wigging me out! But the drummies look dee-lish.

  16. marilyn schonemanposted October 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Has anybody used this sauce on meatballs ! ?
    thanxs ….. marilyn…!

  17. Juliaposted October 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm Reply

    These will be a hit! Perfect for my upcoming tailgate! Can’t wait to try it out.

  18. Heidi @foodiecrushposted October 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply

    I looove adapting chicken wing ideas to chicken leg eats, so much easier to gnaw on! I vote for Lost Dog Legs, the worst of the best names.

  19. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm Reply

    Ooh, sticky, sweet and spicy YUM!

  20. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted October 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm Reply

    These look so delish, Sommer! Love your name ideas – too funny!

  21. Lady Jennieposted October 23, 2012 at 5:11 am Reply

    I’ve been looking for a recipe like this. I’m going to pin it. :-)

  22. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted October 23, 2012 at 5:49 am Reply

    I am totally making these for my kids!

  23. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted October 23, 2012 at 6:27 am Reply

    You are hilarious with all these Halloween recipes–I love it!

  24. Angieposted October 23, 2012 at 11:55 am Reply

    Yummy! Wings are my favorite!

  25. vianneyposted October 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm Reply

    loved baked chickena nd the sauce, super addicting!! love the spooky kitty~~

  26. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm Reply

    I love “lost dog legs”! It is weird that that title makes these even more scrumptious? :)

  27. Mary @ mary mary quite contraryposted October 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm Reply

    What’s not to love here ??!!? Love how the sauce is separate, gives an option to tweak heat before final baking ! Bring on Halloween !

  28. Russell van Kraayenburgposted October 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Ooh these drumsticks look fantastic! I just ate dinner and I’m suddenly hungry again!

  29. Delishhhposted October 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm Reply

    Just delicious!! That cat looks so creepy in the back!

  30. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted October 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I just drooled all over my keyboard — they look delicious!

  31. carolinaheartstringsposted October 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm Reply

    Delicious. My mouth is watering looking at the picture.

  32. Allyposted October 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Wow! I just found you through Mary Mary Quite Contrary on FB…love your style and work! Great to meet you, and these are some bad bones!! xo Ally

  33. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted October 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to try these. Your photos make me want to grab an amputee appendage. I mean, er, drumstick.

  34. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted October 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm Reply

    These looks too good for a baked version! Must try soon!!

  35. Joyposted October 25, 2012 at 9:16 am Reply

    The chicken recipe is great.

  36. The Squishy Monsterposted October 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm Reply

    How wonderful to see my favorite condiment, Sriracha be featured. These most definitely look addictive and I love your ferocious cat! =)

  37. Kathyposted November 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm Reply

    I was a hero in my house tonight. These were delicious and will be going on my crowd pleaser short list! I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect.

  38. Meganposted November 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm Reply

    These were really good! I’d suggest seasoning the chicken before coating them. I made with fried rice and I wish we had leftovers because I want some today!!!

  39. Jessicaposted January 9, 2013 at 11:31 am Reply

    Yum! These were amazing. Thank you!!

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  41. Angelaposted March 8, 2013 at 3:31 am Reply

    Made these tonight, they were a big hit with my roommates! Lots of “omg you should open a restaurant already”, LOL. I like using potato starch over corn starch in flour coatings because the texture is airier and lighter, and I didn’t have any rice vinegar on hand so I used balsamic vinegar instead. This is my new favorite recipe for drumsticks, thank you for sharing!

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  43. Michelle's Finance Journalposted April 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I just tried this and it’s really good~ I didn’t have pineapple juice so just used orange juice and added a little balsamic vinegar. Thanks~

  44. Kellyposted April 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Have made these twice now — they are THAT GOOD!

    Made two modifications due to missing ingredients in the house: substituted OJ for pineapple juice the first time around and 2c pineapple juice, 1 1/2c OJ the 2nd time around. Also, reduced the hot chili sauce by 1/2 (used about 2-3T) and added 1/4 cup of sweet chili sauce instead to the mixture (because of little children who can’t handle really spicy hot dishes). This gave it enough zing for the adults but ensured the kids ate it, too.

    Served with jasmine rice, broccoli and a salad — it was AWESOME! :)

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  52. Nancy Longposted October 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm Reply

    Oh wow this look good! Only a few drumsticks in the freezer, but think I’ll also add some thighs. Great for dinner or party food.

  53. Ellenposted November 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm Reply

    I made these for dinner tonight to the letter. They were a HUGE hit! Thank you! This was my first attempt at making chicken legs at all and this recipe will definitely be a staple in our kitchen in the future!

    • Sommerposted November 21, 2013 at 7:50 am Reply

      So glad you liked it Ellen! :)

  54. Laura Yposted December 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm Reply

    I tried this recipe once and it was amazing! So I tried it again… this time with more Siracha sauce. OMG. So good! Then I made it again… and my husband and I love this recipe. Thanks!

  55. maryposted April 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm Reply

    I was wondering if you might of messed up , by telling us to put the corn starch with the flour and not in the sauce … my sauce was all runny and did not stick to the chicken ????

    • Sommerposted April 16, 2014 at 5:57 am Reply

      Hey Mary, I’ve made these many times and this is how I always make them. I wonder, did you cover your chicken with foil? I’ve noticed people tend to do that and it steams the chicken making it hard for the glaze to stick. This is a no-cover recipe.

  56. Woodyposted July 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm Reply

    Loved this recipe I did not have pineapple juice or soy sauce so I used orange juice and worcestershire sauce instead. Did not cover my pan with foil I just sprayed it with pan spray and once they were brown I transfered them and covered with the sauce and letvit reduce until sticky.

  57. Athenaposted November 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Just tried this recipe and it was AMAZING!!! The flour/cornflour/salt coating really is the trick to making this chicken delicious to the bone. Pro-tip: I brined my chicken for two hours in salty water and I think it just added to the juiciness. Anyways, this one has definitely made to my recipe box. Thanks!!!

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  60. plasterers bristolposted October 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Looks and sounds delicious. Love spicy chicken. Thanks for sharing.

    simon

  61. IGU Meerpurposted October 17, 2016 at 2:08 am Reply

    Ok those look amazing!

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