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Instant Pot® Sesame Garlic Drumsticks

Nothing beats the convenience of an Instant Pot® for quick, easy, and healthier chicken drumsticks. Once cooked, a quick trip in the oven is all you need to get that nice pretty finish.  Our Instant Pot® Sesame Garlic Drumsticks are simply delicious.  Especially if you like the flavors of sesame and garlic!

What do you need to make Instant Pot® Sesame Garlic Drumsticks?

Chicken Drumsticks

Salt and black pepper

Water

Soy Sauce (or coconut aminos if gluten free)

Sesame oil

Honey, preferably local

Unsalted butter

Garlic powder

 

How to make Instant Pot® Sesame Garlic Drumsticks?

Season wings with salt and black pepper, to taste. 

Place metal trivet inside Instant Pot® and add one cup of water. 

Arrange seasoned drumsticks on top of the trivet before securing the cover in place. 

Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 14 minutes.

To prepare the sesame garlic sauce:

Heat the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, butter and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. 

Cook, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined. 

Remove from heat and set aside. 

When cooking time on Instant Pot® is complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam. 

Remove the lid and transfer drumsticks to a large bowl. Set aside and cool slightly.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425. 

Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Set aside.

Pour 1/3 of the sesame garlic sauce on top of the wings and toss to coat. 

Transfer the wings to the wire rack on the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the wings start to get crispy and develop some color. 

Remove from the oven and brush the drumsticks with the remaining sesame garlic sauce. 

Serve with the remaining sauce on the side. 

 

 

What are the benefits of an instant pot?

Compared to cooking with other appliances, such as roasting in an oven or boiling/steaming on a stovetop, Instant Pot boasts energy savings of up to 70%. Pressure cookers reach temperatures above boiling, and the higher the temperature, the faster the food will cook.

 

 

Do you really need an instant pot?

The main reason you want to buy an Instant Pot is if you want to cook tender meat, quickly. If time really doesn’t matter to you, you can get tender meat using your slow cooker. Best of all, there’s no need to read a manual and a much shorter learning curve.

This is the Instant Pot® I use.

 

 

 

What part of chicken is a drumstick?

A drumstick is produced by cutting a whole leg through the joint between the tibia and the femur. The thigh is removed. The drumstick consists of the drumstick and patella.

 

Are chicken drumsticks healthy?

The way you prepare chicken drumsticks has a major effect on how healthy they are. Breaded and fried drumsticks contain significantly more fat and cholesterol than roasted drumsticks. … Chicken drumsticks are an excellent source of protein, essential amino acids and several vitamins and minerals.

 

 

 

 

Are drumsticks chicken wings?

Chicken wings have two parts. One part has one bone and looks like a small drumstick, while the other has two bones. … Chicken wings are the wings of chicken. They aren’t legs, they are just the meaty part of the wing.

 

Why are chicken drumsticks so cheap?

Legs and thighs get lower prices because they’re dark meat (which a lot of people have been conditioned to believe is bad for you and will make you fat). Chicken breasts are considered healthy and high in protein, so they are normally in high demand.

 

 

How many drumsticks should I eat?

An average drumstick weighs about 4 ounces, with roughly 1 1/2 ounces of meat (without skin or bone). Plan on two drumsticks per person or more for big eaters. One drumstick should be enough for children under 6.

 

Try our favorite A Spicy Perspective Best Potato Salad Recipe with our drumsticks!

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Rosemary Lemon Boneless Chicken Thighs

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Instant Pot® Sesame Garlic Drumsticks

Our Instant Pot® Sesame Garlic Drumsticks are simply delicious.  Especially if you like the flavors of sesame and garlic!

  • 4 lbs Chicken Drumsticks
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup water

Sesame Garlic Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup soy sauce (or coconut aminos if gluten free)
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup honey (preferably local)
  • 2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  1. Season wings with salt and black pepper, to taste. Place metal trivet inside Instant Pot® and add one cup of water. Arrange seasoned drumsticks on top of the trivet before securing the cover in place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 14 minutes

  2. To prepare the sesame garlic sauce, heat the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, butter and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. When cook time on Instant Pot® is complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam. Remove the lid and transfer drumsticks to a large bowl. Set aside and cool slightly.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with Parchment paper or aluminum foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Set aside.

  5. Pour 1/3 of the sesame garlic sauce on top of the wings and toss to coat. Transfer the wings to the wire rack on the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the wings start to get crispy and develop some color. Turn the wings and repeat on the remaining side.

  6. Remove from the oven and brush the drumsticks with the remaining sesame garlic sauce. Serve with the remaining sauce on the side.

This recipe is written for fresh or thawed drumsticks. If using frozen add 5 minutes to the active cook time.

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