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Grilled Drumsticks with Onion Marmalade

The deeper flavour of chicken’s dark meat comes to the fore in this recipe, complemented by a sweet-tart marmalade made primarily of caramelized onions.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min


Grilled Drumsticks

12 chicken drumsticks
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup chicken broth
½ tsp ginger, fresh, minced
1 tbsp brown sugar

Onion Marmalade

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3 shallots, chopped
½ cup red wine
1 tbsp sugar

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Put drumsticks in a resealable plastic bag. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over drumsticks. Close bag and turn it so the marinade coats each drumstick. Refrigerate overnight.

  2. In a skillet, heat oil and sauté onions and shallots until deep brown. Pour in sugar and red wine; continue to stir cook until no liquid remains. May be served hot or cold.

  3. Preheat barbecue on medium. Grill drumsticks, with the lid closed, until a thermometer inserted into the drumstick reads 165°F (74°C) (about 20 minutes). Serve with Onion Marmalade.

Nutrition Info

Per 340 g serving Amount
Protein34 g
Fat12 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate20 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar11 g
Cholesterol125 mg
Sodium1220 mg
Per 340 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A6
Vitamin C20
Vitamin B643
Vitamin B1231