Maple Mustard Sesame Chicken Drumsticks

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 4

Sticky, sweet, spicy, and chock-full of sesame seed flavour and crunch, these addictive drumsticks turn simple chicken into something spectacular. Weeknight, weekend and game day-friendly, you don’t need an excuse to make chicken tonight.

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Directions for: Maple Mustard Sesame Chicken Drumsticks


8 - 12 chicken drumsticks (skin-on or skinless)

¼ tsp Dijon mustard

3 Tbsp maple syrup, more for serving

¼ tsp granulated garlic (not garlic salt)

2 Tbsp sesame seeds

¼ tsp red pepper flakes, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

2. Into a large bowl, toss chicken with mustard, maple syrup and garlic.

3. Add sesame seeds to a plate. Dredge bottom of drumsticks in sesame seeds and place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with pepper flakes.

4. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Serve with additional maple syrup for drizzling, if desired.

Source and Credits

Recipe courtesy of Allison Day

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