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This is a recipe for the whole family- slightly sweet slightly salty drumsticks in a delicious sticky sauce topped with toasted sesame seeds that are quick and easy to make. I love that drumsticks are easy on your purse as well, which makes them a great option for a family meal.

Ingredients (8 drumsticks)

  • 8 large Chicken Drumsticks
  • ½ cup Tamari coconut aminos or soy sauce
  •  cup monk fruit blend ,stevia blend, xylitol or erythritol. Coconut sugar or brown sweetener can also be used
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon minced chilli or chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted pan fry in a hot frying pan for 1-2 minutes till golden


  • Preheat oven to 220C/425F.
  • Combine the tamari, sweetener,, garlic, ginger and chili in a small microwaveable bowl or saucepan. Zap in the microwave for about 3 minutes on high, stirring after 1 ½ minutes, or bring to boil on the stove top and reduce to simmer for about 3 minutes. Leave sauce to cool and thicken slightly while you prepare the chicken.
  • Wash and wipe drumsticks. Place in an oven proof dish (you can line with foil to reduce the mess) and pour the soy mixture over the drumsticks, using a brush to baste the legs with the sauce.
  • Cook in the oven for approximately 15 mins then flip and baste your drumsticks and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes. Do one final baste and flip before returning to the oven to cook for a further 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Note that if your drumsticks are small in size you may have to reduce the cooking time.
  • Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add the sesame seeds for the last 15 minutes in the oven instead of sprinkling them on once they have been removed from the oven if desired. You don't have to toast them if you do this.

If you want you drumsticks browned off more place them under the grill for a couple of minutes prior to serving.

If sauce is not thick and sticky when your drumsticks are cooked, drain off the sauce and bring to a simmer in a small saucepan until sauce thickens, Brush over the drums to serve.

Cooking times in this recipe were designed for large drumsticks. Adjust your cooking time if your chicken pieces are smaller or if they are boneless.

Sauce can also be used to create a chicken and vegetable stir fry. Panfry chicken till cooked, add vegetables of choice such as broccoli, asparagus, red or green peppers and cauliflower and saute till cooked through. Stir through the sauce and heat on a high temperature until the sauce thickens slightly.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g

Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.