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Teriyaki Pineapple Drumsticks

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


12 servings

We have a large family and throw big parties, so I look for ways to free my husband from the grill. Roasted drumsticks keep everyone happy. —Erica Allen, Tuckerton, New Jersey
Teriyaki Pineapple Drumsticks Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix the first 5 ingredients; sprinkle over chicken. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown drumsticks in batches. Transfer to a roasting pan.
  2. Meanwhile, combine pineapple, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard; pour over chicken. Cover; bake until tender, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours, uncovering during the last 20-30 minutes of baking to let skin crisp.
  3. Remove drumsticks to a platter; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; skim fat. Bring juices to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with drumsticks.

Nutrition Facts

2 chicken drumsticks: 360 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • justducky76
    May 12, 2020

    I made these last week. It was ok. We all agreed it should have had more pineapple flavor and maybe we should have traded the Worchester sauce for actual teriyaki. The chicken was nice and tender and the kids had fun with the dipping sauce but we probably won't make these again.

  • chfeca
    Jun 27, 2019

    Not a fan. The taste wasn't there. How can it be called Teriyaki Pineapple Drumsticks when there isn't any Teriyaki in the recipe? I will try this one more time and do some adjustments to see if I can get more flavor.

  • TrishtheDish1
    Apr 10, 2018

    Made the full recipe for 10 chicken drumsticks. Needless to say, there was too much liquid in the roasting pan for the amount of drumsticks, which resulted in too much dipping sauce also. The flavor was pretty good, but not mind blowing. I would possibly make these again.

  • cicindel
    Nov 7, 2017

    where is the teriyaki????

  • surbans21
    Jan 31, 2016

    My husband can't stop raving about these! He loved the flavor and the meat was almost falling of the bone, they were so tender. I am a vegetarian so I halved the recipe but he told me next time to make them all! The cook time is a little longer then some dinner dishes but this worked perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the kitchen.

  • aug2295
    Jan 24, 2016

    Flavor was fantastic and the texture was perfect. On a cold day, it was awesome to have an excuse to have the oven on all afternoon. I added sliced,fresh pineapple to theroasting pan when i uncovered it. Yum!