Marinate these tasty chicken treats in advance and they’re ready for the barbecue and done in about 15 minutes.
- 8chicken drumsticks
- 4tbsp thick honey
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- 1 level tbsp yellow mustard seeds
- 1tbsp ready-made mustard, like English or Dijon
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a large bowl, mix together the honey, mustard, lemon juice, mustard seeds and salt and pepper.
Cut deep slashes in the chicken drumsticks and add them to the bowl. Turn them to coat well in the marinade. Cover the bowl, put in the fridge and leave the chicken to marinate in the dressing for at least 2 hrs, or overnight, turning the chicken occasionally to make sure that it’s completely coated.
Cook chicken on a medium-hot barbecue for about 15 mins, turning the drumsticks regularly so that they don’t burn and brushing over any extra marinade. They’re ready when the juices run clear, and when the flesh is pierced with a fork and there is no pinkness in the juices.
<strong>Woman's Weekly cookery editor Sue McMahon says:</strong> When the chicken is almost cooked, stop brushing with any more marinade. It’s important that any extra marinade has been thoroughly heated as it will contain juices from the raw chicken, which are only harmless if cooked completely.