• 8 chicken drumsticks, skin on (the skin is important for flavour, and is so tasty to eat!)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and bruised
  • 1 small hot chili pepper, slit open, seeds removed
  • 1 Place all the ingredients in a saucepan over a high heat.
  • 2 Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • 3 Remove any scum that rises to the surface.
  • 4 Increase the heat, turning the drumsticks frequently in the liquid, and cook until the liquid has reduced to a sticky glaze.
  • 5 Arrange the chicken on a serving platter, remove the garlic clove and chili from the liquid, and spoon the glaze over.
  • 6 NOTE It's a glaze rather than a sauce, so there's not a whole lot of it.