Marmalade Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Anyone who loves canning knows it's easy to end up with more jars of preserves than you know what to do with. That's because filling jars with homemade jams, jellies, pickles and chutneys is just so addictive! To make the most of my homemade preserves, I love to incorporate them into my cooking as often as possible, like these baked chicken drumsticks made with a quick and delicious marmalade sauce. With some rice and steamed veg, this makes a satisfying weeknight supper. And leftover drumsticks are great cold in packed lunches.
Other preserves I like to work into my cooking include chutneys and relishes. They brighten many dishes that need a little flavour boost. Even fruit jellies like grape and apple work nicely to add a touch of sweetness to slow-cooked meats.
Are you using preserves like marmalade in your cooking? I'd love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment below about the creative ways you make the most of what's in your canning jars.

Marmalade Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Makes 4 servings

a splash of vegetable oil
3 lb (1.4 kg) chicken drumsticks (about a dozen)
1/2 cup (125 mL) orange marmalade
1/4 cup (60 mL) cider vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) grated fresh ginger
1 tsp (5 mL) cornstarch
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
2 green onions, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the drumsticks to the hot pan, cooking 4 to 5 minutes a side to brown (you may prefer to do this in 2 batches to avoid crowding the pan).

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the marmalade, vinegar, garlic, ginger, cornstarch and salt.

Arrange the drumsticks in a large casserole or baking dish. Pour the marmalade sauce over the drumsticks. Tuck the lemon slices around the drumsticks. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce is bubbling. Sprinkle with the green onions to serve.

Do you have a favourite dish made with marmalade? Leave a comment and share your recipe links!


  1. I love using preserves in my food and this recipe is one I have to try. I use marmalade in my pork glaze but a secret I tried years ago that surprises a lot of people is I put a teaspoon or two of apple jelly in my turkey or chicken gravy. It gives it just a touch of sweet.

  2. ان مشاكل تسربات المياه أصبحت من الامور الشائعه التى تواجه الكثيروالعديد من الناس فى جميع انحاء المملكة العربية السعودية
    وحيث ان مشاكل تسربات المياه تحتاج الى نخبة من الخبراء المتخصصون فى
    شركة كشف تسربات المياة بالدمام
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    كشف تسربات المياه
    شركة تنظيف

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    شركة نقل اثاث الى دبى
    نقل اثاث | شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام | رش مبيدات
    كشف تسربات المياه | شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

    شركة تنظيف | شركة نظافة بالدمام
    شركة تسليك مجارى

  3. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! A hit with the whole family. We spooned the extra sauce over rice.

    1. I'm so glad it was a hit with all your people, Courtney. Thanks for taking the time to let me know!