This recipe uses ingredients you probably have in your pantry. If you are dairy free or vegan you can use nut milk or other non-dairy milk. You can use corn starch instead of flour for gluten free.
I used chicken drum sticks but you could use wings, or thighs too. The thighs won’t be a crispy as the drums or wings but this sauce is so delicious you will want to use it on lots of different cuts. You could serve it as a sauce on the side with chicken breasts or pork tenderloin as well.
The crispiness comes from baking the drumsticks in a hot oven, coated with the flour and milk. You toss them in the sauce separately after they are cooked so the sauce doesn’t make the chicken soft.
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1/2 cupalmond milkor 2 % milk, other non-dairy milk
1/2cupflour(or cornstarch for gluten free)
1/3cupmaple syrup(or honey)
3Tbspsapple cider vinegar
1 1/2tspsiracha sauce(or to taste if you want more heat)
1 1/2Tbspcorn starch
green onionsoptional garnishes
toasted sesame seedsoptional garnishes
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray or coconut oil.
Dredge each drumstick in milk and then flour to coat. Arrange on sheet pan. Do not crowd.
Bake in hot oven 35-40 minutes.
While chicken is baking, make the sauce. Mix sesame oil, maple syrup, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, siracha and garlic in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium, low heat about 10 minutes, stirring often.
Add water to cornstarch to form a paste. Add to the sauce. Cook another 5 minutes or so, stirring until sauce boils and thickens.
Drizzle sauce over the drumsticks when they come out of the oven. Serve remaining sauce on the side.
Sticky, Spicy Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174.8Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Total Carbohydrates 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.