Teriyaki Drumettes


Because it's boiled, this teriyaki turns into a great caramelized sauce that can be drizzled across the chicken and steamed white rice for a nice side dish. This can be made with any kind of meat - drumettes make a great party item. Recipe doubles nicely.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger

  • 3 cloves garlic, diced

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken drumettes


  1. Combine sugar, soy sauce, and water in an 8-quart pot; stir until sugar is dissolved. Turn heat to medium-high; add ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and black pepper and stir.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil and add chicken drumettes. Once mixture begins to boil again, reduce heat to medium-low, and partially cover pot with a lid tilted to allow steam to escape. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and teriyaki sauce is thickened, at least 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

The drumettes do not need to be thawed first, cooking time will increase by about 15 minutes if frozen.

Keep an eye on the temperature for the first 10 minutes of cooking the chicken. It may need to be adjusted - otherwise pot will boil over.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
6g Fat
55g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 2430mg 106%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 179mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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