Sheet Pan Asian Chicken Drumsticks with Broccoli & Spiced Walnuts.

  • 1 crown
    broccoli
  • 1 ¼ lb
    chicken drumsticks
  • 2 cloves
    garlic
  • 1 (1 inch) piece
    ginger root
  • ⅓ cup
    walnuts
  •  
    brown sugar
  •  
    cayenne pepper
  •  
    chili-garlic sauce
  •  
    cinnamon
  •  
    honey
  •  
    salt
  •  
    soy sauce
  •  
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425°F, position a rack in the center position and another in the bottom position. Line two sheet pans with aluminum foil (optional).
  • 2
    Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and mince or grate the ginger; transfer to a large bowl.
    1 (1 inch) piece ginger root
    2 cloves garlic
  • 3
    Add soya sauce, sesame oil, honey, and chili-garlic sauce to the bowl and whisk together. Add the chicken drumsticks and toss to coat.
    2 tbsp soy sauce
    1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    2 tsp honey
    2 tsp chili-garlic sauce
    1 ¼ lb chicken drumsticks
  • 4
    Spread chicken out in a single layer on a prepared sheet pan. Place on the bottom rack of the oven and roast until the chicken is cooked through (20-25 minutes).
  • 5
    Wash broccoli and cut into small, bite-sized florets. Thinly slice the thicker stem portions. Transfer to a medium bowl.
    1 crown broccoli
  • 6
    Toss broccoli with soya sauce and sesame oil. Spread out in a single layer on a sheet pan and place in the oven for 5-8 minutes while you prepare the nuts.
    1 tsp toasted sesame oil
    1 tsp soy sauce
  • 7
    Remove the chicken from the oven. Use tongs to flip each drumstick. Spoon on remaining marinade, and return to the oven.
  • 8
    Roughly chop walnuts. In a small bowl, toss walnuts with water to moisten.
    ⅓ cup walnuts
    1 ½ tsp water
  • 9
    In a small bowl, stir together sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Toss moistened walnuts in the spice mixture.
    1 tsp brown sugar
    ⅛ tsp cinnamon
    ¼ tsp salt
    1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 10
    Remove the broccoli pan from the oven and sprinkle the walnuts on top. Return the pan to the oven for an additional 5-8 minutes or until broccoli is tender-crisp, and walnuts are toasted.
  • 11
    To serve, arrange chicken, broccoli, and walnuts on a plate. Enjoy!