{How to} make Soy sauce Chicken Drumsticks

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I wouldn’t say this is a hard dish, or anything that is very “unusual”, but it is definitely a popular dish in my hometown, particular because it is easy to make and very popular when it comes to kids party and general gathering! IK can actually have this for dinner without anything else, mix rice with the special soy sauce and that’s it! He’ll be pretty satisfy with this!

I love eating drumsticks with hands, especially when you tear the meat out into your mouth! HAHAH, this may sound gross, but it’s delicious, especially with this homemade sauce! It’s a very simple sauce let me tell you!  I’ve also stock some of this chicken drumstick in separate containers, freeze it and just microwave it for meals, it is just that easy!

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I’ve used the large chicken drumsticks for this one, but it will work as well with chicken wingettes or smaller version drumsticks if you are thinking for party food! 🙂 There is really, not secret recipe in this one, and that’s what make it a family friend dish! If you like chicken dishes, then you would also love this one and this one, so don’t forget to check them out!

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You’ll need (makes 5 large drumsticks):

  • 5 large chicken drumsticks, remove skin
  • 200ml Chinese soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour
  • 2 tablespoon of shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 250ml cold water
  • 1 shoot of shallots, finely sliced
  • White sesame seeds, some, garnish

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How to?

  1. Remove excess fat and skin from chicken drumsticks, wash under cold water to remove impurities. Pat dry with absorbent paper.
  2. In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, add in the rest of the ingredients (exclude sesame seeds) and half of the shallots. Cook until sugar dissolves completely.
  3. Add the chicken drumsticks into the sauce and cook for 15 minutes in medium heat.
  4. Turn the drumsticks occasionally so the entire drumsticks is coated in sauce.
  5. Cook for another 15 minutes in low heat.
  6. When drumstick is cooked and nicely coated in a brown colour, remove from heat.
  7. Sprinkle with the remaining shallots and sesame seeds.
  8. Serve with rice.


  • This dish is freezer-friendly. Pack cooked drumsticks in container boxes and freeze in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
  • If you are using smaller version drumstick /or wingettes, reduce cooking time to 20 minutes (in total).

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