Mary Berry’s smoky firecracker chicken drumsticks

The sweet smoked paprika gives these firecracker chicken drumsticks a lovely woody taste.

mary berry simple comforts smoky firecracker chicken drumsticks
Laura Edwards


PREPARE AHEAD Can be marinated up to a day ahead.

FREEZE Freezes well once marinated.

12 chicken drumsticks


2 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp maple syrup
6 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Tabasco sauce, to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Line a large roasting tin with nonstick baking paper.

2. Measure the marinade ingredients into a bowl and mix well, then season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken drumsticks and leave to marinate for 30 minutes, or longer if you have time.

3. Lay the drumsticks in the roasting tin, then pour over the marinade, brushing it around both sides of the chicken. Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden and cooked through.

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