These Baked Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks are everything you want in a drumstick. Bathed in a sweet and tasty Asian sauce with a little kick, these drumsticks fall-off-the-bone delicious. No messing around, even though they can get a little messy.

Drumsticks piled up on a wooden board

The food that leaves you licking your fingers and wiping your face is usually the tastiest and these drumsticks are no exception. These are, yes I know I have sauce all the way up my cheeks and I don’t care, fun food to eat. Grab a handful of napkins and go to town on these bad boys.

These Baked Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks are a delicious and finger-licking appetizer that is good anytime. I ate a few right out of the fridge for lunch and they are just as delicious cold. This recipe makes a lot  of drumsticks which makes them great for entertaining.

A closeup of a drumstick showing the sesame seeds

The preparation of these could not be easier. They are first marinated in the sauce the get the flavors into the chicken meat and also keep it moist and juicy. They are then baked in the sauce until it is reduced to a thick and delicious sauce.

Because this is a thick, sticky sauce it can make a mess of the baking pan. To  make cleaning the pans easier, I double layered them with aluminum foil. If not, you’ll be scrubbing for days and sending me hate mail.

Baked honey soy chicken drumsticks are everything you want in a drumstick. Bathed in a sweet and tasty Asian sauce with a little kick, these drumsticks fall-off-the-bone delicious.

This recipe is part of a 30 day challenge with some of my fellow bloggers and this month it is  chicken. Check out all the other lovely chicken recipes below from everyone who took part.

Baked honey soy chicken drumsticks

 

Yield: 8 drumsticks

Baked Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

A closeup of a drumstick showing the sesame seeds

Chicken drumsticks are baked in a soy, ginger, chili sauce until they are sticky and good.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic chili paste
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • Green onion, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the drumsticks to a dish with a lid.
  2. To a mixing bowl add the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, ketchup, chili paste, honey and brown sugar. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour over the drumsticks, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. After 2 hours, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Cover a 2 - 9 x 13 inch baking dishes with a double layer of foil.
  6. Add the drumsticks and cover with the sauce coating both sides of the drumsticks. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, turn the drumsticks and bake for a further 25 minutes until the sauce is reduced and thick.
  8. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onion.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

2 drumsticks

Amount Per Serving Calories 591Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 231mgSodium 2772mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 2gSugar 42gProtein 51g

Baked honey soy chicken drumsticks are everything you want in a drumstick. Bathed in a sweet and tasty Asian sauce with a little kick, these drumsticks fall-off-the-bone delicious.