Sticky Plum and Beer Chicken Drumsticks

clock 15 minutes + 45 minutes bowl Serves 4


  • 375ml dark stout beer e.g. Guinness
  • 1⁄2 cup plum jam
  • 1⁄4 cup plum sauce
  • 1⁄4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
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  • 1. In a medium saucepan over a low heat, combine beer, jam, sauces and vinegar.

  • 2. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until reduced by half, stirring occasionally. Leave to Cool.

  • 3. Cut 2 deep slits into the thickest part of each drumstick. Combine with two-thirds of the marinade in a shallow dish, reserving the rest for basting. Cover and chill for 2 hours or overnight.

  • 4. Heat the barbecue to a medium heat. Drain drumsticks and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes and brushing with reserved marinade, until completely cooked through.

  • Tip: Scoring the drumsticks imparts better flavour and makes them cook faster.

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