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Orange Teriyaki Chicken Drumettes

Orange Teriyaki Chicken Drumettes Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com My kids love chicken drumettes, I mean, they LOOOOOVE them.  My son usually eats them without making too much of a mess and he neatly wipes his hands before touching utensils.  On the other hand, my daughter eats them as if they are her last meal.  She never seems to notice the sticky mess on her face.  Well, either way, I was really happy seeing my kids devouring these drumettes.  Just as a note, 10 pieces of drumettes are not enough for my family if it’s the only main dish.  Enjoy!

Orange Teriyaki Chicken Drumettes
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Serves: Serves 2-3
  • 10 chicken drumettes
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. orange marmalade (As brands vary in sweetness, please adjust amount based on taste.)
  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cut celery into 2” pieces and smash them with the flat side of knife. Peel garlic and smash it with the knife as well.
  2. In a non-stick frying pan, heat olive oil on high heat and cook the chicken until browned.
  3. Transfer the chicken into a Dutch oven (or a large pot). Then add celery, garlic, bay leaves, and Seasonings.
  4. Place otoshibuta on top of the chicken, but do not cover with the Dutch oven lid. Start cooking over medium high heat. When boiling, turn down the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, remove otoshibuta. Continue cooking until sauce is almost gone. Use a spoon to coat the chicken with the sauce and flip the chicken once in a while.
  6. When there is about 2 Tbsp. of sauce left, turn of the heat. Transfer the chicken onto a plate, and pour the sauce on top. Serve immediately.

Posted in: Chicken, Easy Dinner Ideas, Quick & Easy

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  • Kim Chiu March 25, 2011, 6:40 pm

    I like the new look and feel to the blog–looks very clean and approachable! =)

    • Nami March 25, 2011, 8:16 pm

      Thank you Kimberley! I appreciate all of your suggestions. I hope you don’t mind being my personal editor. Hehe.

  • Firefly March 26, 2011, 11:14 pm

    Oh this is something my daughter would love. I got some teriyaki sauce yesterday, perfect timing :)

    I love your design and blog! It looks wonderful!

    • Nami March 26, 2011, 11:50 pm

      Hi Firefly! Thank you. I’m still trying to fix my blog…some links are not working correctly… ugh crazy. But my previous host server was horrible, so I had to get totally migrate. Kind of glad that I started blogging from this year, not like many years ago. Then I’d lose my patience. Stay tuned, hopefully I can make it better. :-)

    • Nami March 26, 2011, 11:53 pm

      Hi Firefly – this recipe doesn’t require Teriyaki sauce. Usually we make the sauce by ourselves at home, using sake, sugar/mirin, and soy sauce. These are the key ingredients for Japanese food. My husband actually loves teriyaki sauce from Japanese restaurants and insists to buy it but I say nooooooo! =P It tastes quite different from what we call Teriyaki sauce. LOL.

  • dee March 27, 2011, 8:04 am

    Oh wow, this looks so yummy! I love Teriyaki. My son is just like your daughter and he’s 12. He can make the biggest mess, LOL! Oh well, I’m just glad they eat whatever I put on the table. This recipe will definitely make an appearance. Thank you! By the way, thanks for the compliments on my blog :) I love yours as well and I am now a follower, too!

    • Nami March 27, 2011, 8:49 pm

      Thanks Dee! Easier to connect on FB so I know when you post a new recipe. ;-)

  • kat March 27, 2011, 6:56 pm

    looks delicious!

    • Nami March 27, 2011, 8:52 pm


  • Beth Michelle March 29, 2011, 3:21 am

    My husband would just LOVE these!

    • Nami March 29, 2011, 11:27 am

      Thanks Beth!

  • ChefBlogDigest March 29, 2011, 3:24 am

    The design of your blog is nice and simple really good to look at and not destructive readers will be more focus on your content.

    The recipe is great kids will surely love this!

    • Nami March 29, 2011, 9:46 am

      Thank you for your feedback!

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking March 29, 2011, 6:30 am

    This looks so delicious Nami! I think my kids will love this very much!

    • Nami March 29, 2011, 9:18 am

      Thanks Sandra for stopping by!

  • Sandra March 29, 2011, 9:43 am

    These would be gone in a flash at my house!

    • Nami March 29, 2011, 11:38 am

      Thank you Sandra! Your desserts will be gone as soon as I open my mouth. ;-)

  • Candice January 24, 2012, 4:38 pm

    What is otoshi-buta?

  • Candice January 24, 2012, 4:40 pm

    I would love to try this recipe. I’m sure it’ll be a hit with the fiancé and family. =)

    • Nami January 24, 2012, 8:24 pm

      I hope you will enjoy it! :-)

  • mary February 20, 2012, 5:06 am

    I tried this tonight and it tastes great!! thanks for sharing..

    • Nami February 20, 2012, 8:42 am

      Hi Mary! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for letting me know! :-D

  • Stephanie July 27, 2012, 9:01 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I may triple/quadruple this recipe and make it for football season, hehe.

  • Jen @ Savory Simple November 3, 2013, 9:25 am

    I have to try this ASAP

  • Tim Huiskes November 6, 2014, 11:54 am

    Thanks for this awesome recipe, it was delicious! :)

    • Nami November 6, 2014, 3:47 pm

      Hi Tim! Thank you so much for trying this recipe! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it! :)