Many people think that in order to lose weight, they must only eat chicken breast. And yes, the chicken breast is the leanest part of the chicken.

However, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other parts of the chicken too, such as the thighs or drumsticks. They’re packed full of flavour and often, they’re cheaper than breast. (I picked up 2kg of chicken drumsticks for just $5.99 at Aldi this week).

I cooked up the entire 2kg of drumsticks at once, and now I have lunch or dinner for the next few days for the whole family.

Here’s the (super tasty) recipe for Sticky Sesame Chicken Drumsticks.


2kg chicken drumsticks

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce

1/4 cup honey 2 tbsp sesame seeds


Combine the soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and honey in a baking dish. Add the chicken and toss to cover. (You can place in the fridge for 30 minutes to marinate – but don’t worry if you don’t have time for this).

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Cook the chicken for about 40 minutes (turning once).

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and then cook for another 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Serve with a fresh salad and enjoy!