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Trinidad Chicken Drummies

These earthy and slightly sweet Trinidad chicken drummies  are sure to be a hit!  Here’s a one-skillet dinner that’s easy and family friendly.
Prep Time35 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken drumsticks
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 416kcal


  • 2 lbs about 8-10 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk optional
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional


  • 3 tbsp finely chopped green onions
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Place chicken on a plate.
  • Mix marinade ingredients and sprinkle over chicken. Let chicken stand and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large deep pot (like a Dutch oven) over medium heat. Add brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved and syrupy.
  • Brown the chicken on all sides. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Mix the ketchup, chicken stock, coconut milk (if using) and red pepper flakes (if using),
  • Pour over chicken, bring to boil. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm or place in a 200 degree F oven to keep warm.
  • Turn heat to high and reduce the sauce by half (about 5-10 minutes_
  • Pour sauce over chicken and serve immediately.
  • Nice with rice


Serving: 1person | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 919mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg