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Drumsticks with Peach and Honey Recipe

Drumsticks with Peach and Honey

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"My neighbor used to have a restaurant in Indonesia. He was kind enough to share one of his most popular item on the menu with me. My kids who are big fans of peaches, canned or fresh, and drumsticks love this recipe, especially on a hot,summer day. These are good when served hot over rice, or bring to the park for a picnic."

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Original recipe makes 10 drumsticks Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook for a minute or two until the garlic softens and mellows. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and add to the skillet. Cook until the chicken has browned on all sides, about 15 minutes.
  2. When the drumsticks have browned, remove, and set aside. Melt the remaining 1 teaspoon butter in the skillet, and stir in the sliced onion. Cook and stir until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes, then stir in the honey, soy sauce, ginger, and 1 cup of water. Return the drumsticks to the skillet, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, spread the lemon slices overtop, cover with a lid, and simmer until the drumsticks are tender and no longer pink at the bone, about 15 minutes.
  3. Once the drumsticks have cooked, remove them to a serving platter and keep warm. Dissolve the cornstarch in 2 teaspoons of water, and stir into the simmering sauce. Add the peach, and cook until the sauce thickens and returns to a simmer. Pour sauce over the drumsticks to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2008

I used a 14 oz can of peaches, and even added a small amount of the syrup. It stretched the sauce out, which was great, as the sauce on rice was very good. Would add some spice (cayenne?) next time for zip, but otherwise a tasty recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2009

just OK

Jul 23, 2010

I made a whole lot of changes to this recipe and was really pleased with the result. I used 1/2 tsp lemon juice instead of a lemon (added with the water) and halved 8 ripe apricots instead of the peach. I also changed the cooking method, after browning the chicken, I put it in a dish in a medium oven whilst I made the sauce, according to the recipe, up to addding the water when I also added the apricots. All this warm sauce was poured over the browned drumsticks and baked for around half an hour. The sauce thickened in the oven so I didn't use any cornflour. The chicken was so juicy and the flavor beautifully ballanced, not too much of any one.

Aug 07, 2009

Very good, though it had more of a honey-lemon than peach flavour. I added a tablespoon of cornstarch instead of a teaspoon and liked the consistency of the sauce that I got. The peaches we had on hand were pretty small so I used two instead of one. When I reheated the leftovers on the stove the next day, I cooked a little extra sauce and added more peach since we had eaten most of the fruit when we ate the dish fresh. This brought out the peach flavour nicely. Thanks for a great recipe! I will be making this again. Edit: The second time I made this I used 2 regular sized peaches - I was glad I did. They were not overpowering but gave a nice flavour. I put in 1 tsp of cornstarch, like the recipe calls for. I found the sauce very runny and will be sure to use 1 Tbsp in the future. Even though the sauce didn't thicken like I hoped it would, we still really enjoyed the meal.

Apr 29, 2008

Made recipe exactly as written, It was wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Nov 19, 2009

Really good. I would make with chicken thighs the next time, so you don't have to work around the bone. I also used canned peaches and would add more peaches next time.

Sep 01, 2009

Instead of using drumsticks I cut breasts into strips. I also followed another suggestion and used a Tbsp of cornstarch instead of a tsp. I served it over white rice and my husband loved it! Even better as leftovers after reheating. I think next time I'll try dicing the chicken after browning the strips.

Aug 22, 2008

It was delicious, but next time I will use much less lemon (one or two slices), because lemon covered the aroma of honey and peaches.


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  • Calories
  • 246 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 26.9 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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