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Spiced Drumsticks with Chili Apple Glaze Recipe
by Kristy Brazelton

Spiced Drumsticks with Chili Apple Glaze

This is a simple & cost friendly recipe. Chicken drumsticks with a slightly spicy apple glaze. Most ingredients will already be in your pantry.

My kids love it, my 3 year old especially; he cleans the bone-no joke.

Rating: 4.3/5
Avg. 4.3/5 2 votes
Prep time: United States American
Cook time: Servings: 6

Goes Well With: coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans

Wine and Drink Pairings: hard cider


  • 12 Chicken drumsticks-skin on
  • 1 12 oz can 100% apple juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Apple pie spice
  • Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sesame seeds (if desired)
  • Pan Spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Spray a baking pan with non stick pan spray. I use a broiler pan with the top so the chicken fat drips into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Season chicken with apple pie spice, chili powder, salt & pepper. Turn chicken & season again. Place in oven & roast for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes turn & cook an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Once chicken is in the oven begin the glaze.
  5. Add all ingredients through lemon zest into a sauce pan. Place over medium high heat & bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer until reduced by at least half. Glaze should be slightly syrupy & coat the back of a spoon. Finish glaze with 1 Tbsp butter.
  6. Transfer sauce to a large bowl. If using sesame seeds add to glaze in bowl. When chicken is done toss chicken in sauce. Transfer to a serving platter if desired & drizzle remaining sauce over chicken.
  7. Enjoy!