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Sweet & Smoky Chicken Drumsticks

A sweet and smoky take on a family favourite. This chicken drumsticks recipe is a quick and easy twist on a kid friendly meal - just serve with a side of rice.

Makes 4
Prep Time 10 (+ 30 minutes marinating time)
Cook Time 30 - 35 minutes
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2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
1 Tbsp oil
1 ½ tsp Gregg's Ground Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Gregg's Ground Cumin
Zest and juice from ½ lemon
750g chicken drumsticks

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Average Quantity per Serving

Serving size (Avg): 150g

Energy 1580kJ
Protein 33.9g
Fat, total 22.4g
- saturated fat 6.0g
Carbohydrate 9.8g
- sugars 8.5g
Dietary Fibre 0.6g
Sodium 510mg
Nutrition information is calculated using a recipe analysis program and is subject to variations you may make to the ingredients or cooking method. This nutrition information is intended as a guide only and excludes serving suggestions and swaps you may make.
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Step 1
Mix together maple syrup, soy sauce, oil, Gregg's Ground Smoked Paprika and Ground Cumin, lemon zest and juice.
Step 2
Lay chicken drumsticks in a baking dish in a single layer. Pour over marinade and turn chicken to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 3
Preheat oven to 180°C (fan assisted). Roast drumsticks for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Turn chicken once or twice during cooking.
Step 4
Serve with rice, drizzling any remaining sauce over the chicken and rice. Accompany with salad or vegetables on the side.


Chicken can be cooked on the BBQ if wished over a medium heat, brushing the chicken with the marinade during cooking.

Switch It Up

Replace chicken drumsticks with chicken nibbles or thigh cutlets. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
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