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Chicken Drumsticks with Sticky Lychee Glaze

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Course Main Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • cup ½lychee flesh
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 1 red chili pepper seeded and chopped, or jalapeno
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

Optional Garnish

  • Citrus zest
  • Cilantro
  • Pepper slices


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Saturate drumsticks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken, on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast, about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and skin is crispy.
  • While chicken is cooking, prepare Glaze. Combine remaining ingredients (lychee through ginger) in a food processor, and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Brush glaze over drumsticks during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Then brush some more on when chicken is removed from oven, and serve with cilantro and pepper slices for garnish!
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