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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

308 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 55.3g 18% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 23.8mg 8% DV; sodium 2430.4mg 97% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2018
This is a great recipe and so easy. I took other reviewers' advice and cut sugar down to 1 cup mixing it half brown sugar and half white sugar. Added some red pepper flakes. Other than that exactly as written. I turned the drumsticks every 15 minutes because they were not fully covered. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2020
I have given this a 3 star as the recipe is written- but I added about a tablespoon give or take and it made this dish fabulous! Didnt think boiling drumettes would turn out but it was seriously great. Serve with Chinese Broccoli and a side of rice to complete the meal. Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2016
I have never boiled chicken before. This recipe has changed that idea for me. The flavor was through out the entire chicken drumstick. They sauce was very sticky but oh so yummy. I would maybe knock down the sugar some. I wouldn't change anything else. Served with rice and had more sauce leftover for maybe some fried rice concept. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2018
This is a great recipe and so easy. I took other reviewers' advice and cut sugar down to 1 cup mixing it half brown sugar and half white sugar. Added some red pepper flakes. Other than that exactly as written. I turned the drumsticks every 15 minutes because they were not fully covered. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2017
Followed directions as stated and the chicken was delicious. Had to keep turning chicken on its sides because the sauce did not cover them 100%. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2017
I agree with Chef Mo. It's very sweet. A little overwhelming on just rice. For anyone that is wondering 1.5 pounds of drumettes is about 6 pieces. There is plenty of sauce left over. Next time I'm serving with steamed stir fry type veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2020
I love this meal. Some minor adjustments I've made are using a half cup white and half cup brown sugar, plus adding some crushed red peppers to the mix for a little heat. So delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
Very good and very easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2018
A hit with the whole family! So easy and delicious. I would have to agree that it is on the sweet side. I'll be reducing the amount of sugar when I make it next time much to my 5 year old's dismay. She said it was amazing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2020
We love this recipe! I would not change a thing! A+++ Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2020
Easy to make and it tastes sooo good. I impressed my father in law so much he's still talking about it the day after. My only comment is it's high in sugar so I'm going to try splenda next time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2020
I have given this a 3 star as the recipe is written- but I added about a tablespoon give or take and it made this dish fabulous! Didnt think boiling drumettes would turn out but it was seriously great. Serve with Chinese Broccoli and a side of rice to complete the meal. Read More