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Five Ingredient Japanese Sticky Chicken

Made with only five ingredients, this grilled Japanese chicken is sticky, sweet, and savory. Perfect for a weekend BBQ or dinner party!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb chicken drumsticks (about 6 total)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup medium-dry sherry
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sherry, and white sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add the drumsticks, and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with a lid (or plastic wrap) and marinate the chicken for at least four hours, but preferably overnight.

To cook the drumsticks on the grill...

  • Heat the grill to 350º F and brush the grates with oil. Remove the chicken from the marinade and sprinkle with plenty of black pepper (discard remaining marinade). Place the drumsticks on the grill. Cook, turning once or twice until the skin is lightly charred and the chicken is cooked through, about 30-35 minutes. Remove the drumsticks from the grill and let them rest for about 5 minutes. Serve.

To cook the drumsticks in the oven...

  • Preheat the oven to 400º F. Remove the chicken from the marinade and sprinkle with plenty of black pepper (discard remaining marinade). Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the drumsticks to the pan, cooking in batches if necessary. Sear the chicken on all sides until the skin is lightly browned. Transfer the drumsticks to a baking dish and place it in the oven. Bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. Let the drumsticks rest for about 5 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drumstickCalories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 9.6gProtein: 42.3gFat: 13.3gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 720mgPotassium: 324mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 8.5gCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, grill, japanese, main meals
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