Five-Spice Chicken Drumsticks

Five-Spice Chicken Drumsticks

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Belling gave to me… Five-spice chicken drumsticks. Serve up these sweet and sticky drumsticks that are marinated in oriental spices and roasted to perfection.

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 Minutes


  • 1kg chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • 1tbsp groundnut oil
  • 2 garlic gloves, minced
  • 2tbso fresh ginger, grated
  • 1tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2tbso soy sauce
  • 2tso five-spice powder
  • 2tbsp honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. For the marinade combine the oil, garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, five-spice and honey in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the chicken and using your hands, mix to ensure it’s all coated.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Transfer the drumsticks to a roasting tray and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the skin is golden, and the juices run clear.
  6. Serve hot with rice or a winter salad for an ideal mid-week meal.