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Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots

Oven-baked sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with delicious Brussels sprouts and shallots, a quick, inexpensive and easy to make dinner that will impress your guests.

Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots

Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots

Are you bored of the same oven-baked chicken recipes that you have been making over and over again? It does happen to us all. Getting too familiar with a recipe makes us forget sometimes that there are so many other fantastic ways of cooking chicken, and still make you fall in love with it every single time.

It must be, without any doubt, the most loved meat all over the world. So why not try my take on the glazed chicken drumsticks? The sweet chilli gives them that extra something they needed. A lot healthier than just deep frying them in oil. It might take a bit longer in the oven than it the frying pan, but you will tell the difference when you eat.

Most of us would usually go for chicken breasts, but you would be surprised how tasty and succulent other parts of the chicken can be, like drumsticks or thighs. And they are a lot cheaper too, even when you go for the organic stuff.

 

Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots

Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots

Brussels sprouts seem to be everybody’s favourite vegetables in winter, especially when you think of the fancy Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. But there is no reason not to cook them in any other season too, if you can easily find them in shops.

British people love, absolutely love Brussels sprouts, so I am lucky supermarkets always have fresh and frozen ones. The baked shallots have such a lovely sweet caramelised  flavour that they just go so well with the glazed chicken drumsticks. If you are looking for other sides, my rosemary potatoes are the recipe you are looking for. Heaven!

Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots

Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots

 

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Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots
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Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 35 mins
 

Oven-baked sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with delicious Brussels sprouts and shallots, a quick, inexpensive and easy to make dinner that will impress your guests.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 370 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce plus extra to serve
  • 100 g fresh Brussels sprouts (1 cup)
  • 50 g shallots (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. (430 degrees Fahrenheit).

  2. Peel and wash the shallots and add them to a pan of salty water together with the Brussels sprouts.
  3. Boil for about 20 minutes until tender.
  4. Drain the water and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, oil a non-stick baking dish and place the drumsticks.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle a bit of oil over them, then pop them in the oven for 30 minutes, turning them half the way through.
  7. You can remove some of the chicken juice, if you think there is quite a bit in the dish, since that will prevent the chicken drumsticks from colouring nicely.
  8. Brush the drumsticks with chilli sauce, add the cooked Brussels sprouts and shallots and put them back in the oven for other 40 minutes, checking on them from time to time. You can lower the temperature at 200 degrees C (390 Fahrenheit).

  9. When ready, remove from the oven and serve with extra sweet chilli sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet chilli chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 1192mg 50%
Potassium 615mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 53.9%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Camilla Hawkins
    July 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

    What delicious drumsticks etc, my family would go crazy for these and great to discover your blog too:-) Shall go and find you on Twitter now:-)

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      July 1, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you, Camilla! I am glad you like my blog. I’m afraid l’m not on Twitter for now, but was thinking about signing up one of these days ?

  • Reply
    Azlin Bloor
    July 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

    That looks and sounds simple amazing! I do love sweet chilli sauce, and perfect having the sprouts on the side!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    July 1, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I love how simple this meal is!t looks really tasty 🙂

  • Reply
    Klauss
    July 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I rarely use chicken breast (after all, you’re right) it’s dry. Special attention deserves your side. The shallots and Brussels sprouts is exactly what you need to those lovely drumsticks! And yes, I’m hungry 🙂

  • Reply
    Sarah
    July 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    This sounds like it’d be so simple to make and the result would be delicious and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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