This instant pot Asian recipe for ginger garlic drumsticks is out of this world! Enjoy tender chicken in a sweet and sour sauce that’s ready in no time.
Instant Pot Ginger Garlic Drumsticks
I am having so much fun cooking in my Instant Pot. In a day, I made meals for the whole week. These Ginger Garlic Drumsticks are finger lickin’ good. You can eat them with your hands or utensils if you may like.
Not only are these awesome but the prep is minimal. Simply whisk in the sauce, pour in the pressure cooker along with the drumsticks and cook. At the end, I broil the drumsticks for a couple of minutes on both sides while the sauce reduces in the Instant Pot. No mess!
If you’re hosting a Superbowl party in the coming weeks, these drumsticks are ideal to serve on a big platter and are WAY meatier than chicken wings. Don’t you agree?
The secret to a nice crispy chicken drumstick is too cook it with its skin, so when you broil them, the skin caramelizes beautifully without the need of frying or overcooking the meat. In a way, this method is healthier, less messy, and quicker than the conventional ones.
Ever since I came back from winter break, my energy’s restored and my mind is going crazy with all of these ideas that can be adapted into a pressure cooker. Honestly, I think I needed a break after a long year of food blogging.
Sometimes when you’re too focused on your projects and life gets busy, you starts seeing things a bit blurry and it can often lead to frustration. This break allowed me to “reset” my mind and give me the motivation I needed to start off 2017 with tons of new recipes for Living Sweet Moments. Let me know what you think.
I hope you can try this delicious Ginger Garlic Drumsticks at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
This instant pot Asian recipe for ginger garlic drumsticks is out of this world! Enjoy tender chicken in a sweet and sour sauce that's ready in no time.
- 6-8 chicken drumsticks skin on
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 garlic clove minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
- 1/2 onion chopped
In a bowl, mix the sauce ingredients: water, soy, honey, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, and onion until combined
Pour sauce in the instant pot
Add chicken drumsticks and push them down so they are submerged in the sauce (they don't have to be completely covered in the sauce)
Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes (MANUAL 10 MINUTES)
Let the drumsticks cool for 5 minutes before releasing the steam (Natural Pressure Release 5 min NPR)
Release the steam and hit the saute button so the sauce boils and starts reducing
Remove the drumsticks and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
Broil the chicken drumsticks for 2 minutes on each side (or more if you'd like). Meanwhile, leave the sauce on the instant pot so it keeps reducing
Remove from the oven and place the chicken drumsticks on a platter. Pour sauce over and serve.
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