Baked hoisin chicken drumsticks glazed with a sweet and tangy hoisin sauce that’s finger licking good – simple, easy and the perfect companion to a bowl of steamed white rice!
Hoisin Chicken with Pickled Cucumber Salad
You guys, this dish was very hard to shoot.
Between constantly licking our fingers and resisting the urge to devour what smelled like the best chicken dish ever, it’s a miracle we were able to get through the shoot at all! Sticky, sweet, tangy and smoky hoisin chicken drumsticks served on a bed of white rice and crunchy pickled cucumbers… It doesn’t get much better than that.
The preparation is very simple: blend hoisin sauce with a mix of savory, acidic and spicy ingredients to give it depth of flavor, and brush it on the drumsticks. Bake for half an hour and finish by broiling (or grilling) for a few minutes to add color. Voila! Beautiful hoisin chicken ready to be eaten!
I’m serving these beautiful golden brown hoisin chicken pieces with a quick pickled cucumber and shallot salad. This brightens up the flavors and adds variation in texture and color. To me, the perfect bite is a scoop of white rice topped with chicken and a small piece of cucumber or shallot. Heaven on a spoon!
You can make this dish ahead of time and keep it refrigerated until dinner time. Or you can save some for tomorrow’s lunch and make your entire office jealous!
Other yummy chicken recipes:
- Long life kung pao chicken
- Thai basil chicken
- Moo goo gai pan
- Easy broccoli and chicken stir fry
- Empress chicken
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