Spicy Asian Chicken Drumettes with Broccoli and Spiced Walnuts

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Although this sheet pan dinner requires a minimum of hands-on time, remember that the longer you marinate the chicken, the tastier it will be, and the honey in the marinade will help the chicken to caramelize. For a milder dish, omit the sriracha altogether, or increase the amount if you prefer more heat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2-inch (4-cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 5 Tbs. (80 ml) plus 1 1/2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbs. honey
  • 2 to 3 tsp. sriracha
  • 2 1/2 lb. (1.25 kg) chicken drumettes
  • 1 lb. (500 g) broccoli, trimmed and cut into small florets
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dark sesame oil
  • Kosher salt


For the spiced walnuts:

  • 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz./90 g) walnuts

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together the ginger, garlic, the 5 Tbs. (80 ml) soy sauce, the vegetable oil, honey and sriracha. Add the chicken drumettes and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight, stirring a few times to coat the chicken with the marinade.

Preheat an oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, line with aluminum foil and spray again.

In another large bowl, toss together the broccoli, olive oil, the 1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce and the sesame oil. Season with salt and set aside.

To prepare the spiced walnuts, in a small bowl, stir together the sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, the cinnamon and cayenne. In a medium bowl, toss the walnuts with 2 tsp. water and then with the spice mixture. Set aside.

Remove the chicken from the marinade (reserving the marinade) and place on one end of the prepared pan. Roast for 20 minutes, then flip the chicken and brush with the reserved marinade. Place the broccoli on the other end of the pan (leaving room for the walnuts) and roast for 10 minutes. Stir the broccoli and place the walnuts in a single layer on the pan. Continue roasting until the chicken is opaque throughout, the broccoli is fork-tender and the walnuts are toasted and deep brown, 5 to 8 minutes longer. Toss the broccoli with the walnuts and serve immediately with the chicken. Serves 4.

Adapted from Williams Sonoma Sheet Pan Suppers (Weldon Owen, 2016)