Chef Joel & Jenn: Red Curry Chicken Drumsticks

I'm not even sure if this can count as a "Chef Joel & Jenn". The recipe for the Red Curry Chicken Drumsticks came courtesy of Trader Joe's website. Have I mentioned how much I love Trader Joes? I never understood people when they would rave about Trader Joes. I used to think why would I want to have to shop at Traders and go to the grocery store to get normal stuff like paper towels and shampoo? Over the last year or so I now know why. Its a unique place and they have some really great food items.

With that being said, I was surfing their website a month back and stumbled across their recipe section. I looked through it and 95% of it wasn't anything I was interested in. However one of the recipes caught my eye, the Red Curry Chicken Drumsticks. Two things caught my eye. First was that I love red curry. Second that the recipe had four ingredients. That's right only 4 ingredients. So I went to Trader Joes a couple of weeks back, purchased the drumsticks ($4), the Trader Joes Thai Red Curry Sauce ($4), and some of the Trader Joes Honey Seaseme Cashews (which you really didn't need).  I already had PAM so I was ready to make the dish.

All you need to do is let the chicken marinate in the red curry sauce for as long as possible, put them in a baking dish and twenty minutes later you have dinner. The meal turned out great. The chicken was extremely moist and the sauce was great. I've never just had drumsticks for dinner but its one of my favorite pieces of chicken so it turned out really nice. What I love about this recipe is how easy it is. It's really a 3 ingredient recipe because the cashews were completely unnecessary. 


  • 1 jar TJ's Thai Red Curry Sauce

  • 1.5 pounds TJ's Chicken Drumsticks

  • TJ's Spray Canola Oil

  • 1 cup TJ's Honey Sesame Cashews, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Marinate the chicken in the curry sauce 20 minutes to overnight.
  • Arrange the drumsticks on a lightly greased baking sheet leaving at least an inch between drumsticks, and lightly spray with canola oil.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken, remove from oven and lightly sprinkle with cashew pieces. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cashew pieces begin to brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Serve over rice.

Recipe Source: Trader Joe's

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