Wednesday 2 May 2012

Rosemary Honey Chicken Drumlets

There are many ways you can enjoy honey either on it's own, mix it with water or juice, drizzle on fruits and pancakes or use it for baking cake or savoury food. No matter which method you prefer, a daily dose of honey in whichever way is good to boost the body's supply of antioxidants which is therefore essential for protecting against free radicals.

In my last related honey post, I have shared a "Honey Lemonade" recipe which is good for flushing out your body system and gives it a boost to increase your daily energy. And in this post, I will be sharing another finger licking recipe using honey to enhance it taste and colours.


If drumlets is not your preference you can always replace it with mid-joints or even chicken maryland for a hearty serving portion together with some mashed potato or garden salad to complete the meal.

(Serves: 2-3 |      Preparation: 5 minutes |         Cooking: 30 - 40 minutes)

10 - 12 Chicken Drumlets
1 Tablespoon Honey Sheep Lemon West Coast Honey
1/2 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon Cooking Wine
1/2 Teaspoon Dark Soy Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Sprigs Rosemary, remove leaves and roughly chopped

1. Trim the bone end of each chicken drumlets, remove skin around the bone and push the down the flesh to the head of the drumlet to form a cluster.

2. Marinate the drumlets with honey, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, cooking wine, pepper and rosemary leaves. Set aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

3. Line baking tray with baking paper or aluminum foil, arrange marinated chicken drumlets(remove from the fridge 10 - 15 minuets before cooking)on it and bake in oven toaster for about 30 minutes(flipping the drumlets two to three time during cooking to even the brown colours)

~ Bake in a preheated 200° Celsius(400 degrees Fahrenheit) oven for about 30 - 40 minutes or till cooked through.

4. Next brush chicken drumlets with some extra honey lemon during the last 5 minutes of cooking time to enhance the colour and flavour of the drumlets.

5. When done, remove from oven and serve immediately.

Personally I love this hassle free recipe which consists of light fruity flavors of lemon with fresh herbs and honey which makes it an refreshing starter for parties or even main dish. And in conjunction with the Food Revolution Day mentioned below, I would like to encourage more readers or food lovers to choose and eat your food wisely. Nothing beats homecook food which use fresh ingredients, I am sure with some simple recipe(s) such as this Rosemary Honey Chicken Drumblets above, you are able to feed your loved ones with fresh and healthier meals anytime of the day.


Recently there is a wave about this "Food Revolution Day" which is going to take place on 19th May 2012 in different parts of the world. Initially this project is bought up by Jaime Olive to bring awareness across food consumers on proper diet habits using fresh ingredients rather than processed food which are high in sugar, unnatural preservatives and unknown chemicals. And here in Singapore we also have a group of food lovers who gets together to support this event, and this would be held on 19th May 2012 at The Lawn.

So all food lovers in Singapore, come and join with us on Food Revolution Day where all food lovers gather for a dinner party, share and learn about their knowledge about food! To find out more, you can hope over to Facebook or Twitter now to get the latest updates! Cya there!


  1. Hi Ellena, I found ur blog while I'm google search for the recipe of chiffon cake.

    I'm attracted by ur wonderful yet professional blog here, esp the various recipes.

    Pls forgive me which I had link ur blog in2 mine without getting ur premission. I'm sure I'll visit ur blog agains n agains.... ^^

    1. Hi Jasmine,

      Thanks for dropping by and also linking my site to yours. Hope you will find some useful recipe here too :)

  2. Nice! Definitely a hit with the kids, and makes great party food too :)

    1. Yes Fern. I am sure the kids will love this :p

  3. Oh dear your chicken drumlet makes me hungry at this time...

  4. Ooo these look incredible!!!

  5. Thanks for your compliment アンゼエリン and Beth :)

  6. YUM! I don't normally use oyster sauce for chicken dish - I'm going to try this soon!

  7. Hi, how do you make the honey lemon for the brushing step at the last 5 minutes? Thank you for your recipes! They offer many imple and wholesome homecooked dishes..


    1. Hi Glenda,

      Oh, the honey lemon that i used is honey flavoured with lemon but if you can't find it over at your end, you can just replaced it with normal honey. HTH :)

  8. Hi Ellena

    What is Rosemary? Can buy from wet market?

    1. Hi HuiLi,

      You can find fresh Rosemary at most local supermarket, especially cold storage. It's near the salad green sections. Hope that help.

  9. Hi,
    I wanna try this for this weeekend.
    I dont have an oven, but i have a broiler and oven toaser (w/o temp), would my oven toaster work for this?

  10. Ive tried this using chicken wings but i substituted rosemary with dried herbs. i used my toaster to bake but it doesnt work, it got burnt in the end, i switched to my turbo broiler instead and it works fine, its nice. :)


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