Marmalade Fusion Roast Chicken

Easy to prepare and loved by both adults and children, this fusion-style roast chicken would be so popular at dinner parties. When cooked, the marinade will turn into a rich-tasting gravy which can be used as a dipping sauce for chips, crisps and pita bread.

Ingredients: Main

  • 10 drumsticks

Ingredients: Marinade

• 3 tablespoons marmalade
• 5 tablespoons dark soya sauce
• 1 tablespoons light soya sauce
• 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
• 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely chopped
• 1 cm cube ginger, crushed or finely chopped
• 1 or 2 red chillies, de-seeded and cut into fine strips
• 4 tablespoons sunflower oil


  1. Clean the drumsticks and cut away excessive fat but keep the skin.
  2. Grease a large roasting dish with 1 tablespoon of the sunflower oil.
  3. Mixed the remaining sunflower oil with the rest of the marinade ingredients in a bowl, and rub the marinade mix all over the chicken drumsticks.
  4. Arrange the drumsticks in the roasting dish, skin side up, and leave it in the refrigerator to marinate for about 2 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C if it's fan-forced).
  6. Place the chicken on the middle of the oven and roast for 1 hour. Turn the drumsticks over after 20 minutes, roast for another 20 minutes, then turn them back with skin side up again and further roast for 20 minutes. This is to ensure that the sauce is evenly coated on the drumsticks, and that the drumsticks are cooked thoroughly.
  7. Pierce a barbecue skewer through the drumsticks at the thickest area. If it pierces through easily and the liquid runs clear, it is done. Otherwise, cook for another 10 minutes or so and check again. Some larger drumsticks may take slightly longer to cook.
  8. Serves a party of 4 along with salad and other side dishes, or depending on how much you can eat.

Versatility Note:

  1. If you do not have marmalade, you can use the juice of an orange or lemon, together with some grated zest and add on 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  2. Sunflower oil can be substituted with any other unsaturated vegetable oil.