Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
4 Servings

Make an easy teriyaki sauce for these chicken drumsticks with soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger.  Kids love the sweetness of this not-too-spicy sauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Add 2 Tbsp. water and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes. Cool slightly and strain, discarding solids. Preheat a broiler to high and place a broiling rack 6 to 8 inches from heat source. (Alternatively, light a charcoal fire and let coals burn to a gray ash.)

Step 2

Arrange drumsticks snugly on a large foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper on all sides. Pour sauce over and turn drumsticks several times to coat thoroughly. Broil or grill until chicken is browned, about 25 to 30 minutes, or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife. While cooking, turn pan around from back to front every 2 to 3 minutes and use tongs to turn drumsticks over. If liquid in baking sheet starts to scorch, add water, 1/4 cup at a time.

Step 3

Remove drumsticks from pan and cool slightly before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Teriyaki sauce too salty

November 16, 2017
This recipe is way too salty and not at all sweet. Maybe it was the soy sauce I used (kikoman), but the sauce was not good. Wouldn't make it again.

kellycorwin7's Review

January 30, 2012
Super easy and yummy! I got a nice char on the skin and the meat is super juicy.

lperejma's Review

April 02, 2014

rywajakobowicz's Review

June 02, 2013

Riggenbach's Review

May 09, 2012
Good recipe for a weeknight meal. The first I made it was a disaster. I used a glass dish. The recipe calls to add water while cooking in the oven if the marinade starts to crust. I did without thinking. The dish shattered into a million pieces. Use a metal pan .

In the end, it's just chicken

December 03, 2015
While the flavor of the sauce is good, it doesn't get into the meat. Would be better as a marinade for chicken breasts.