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Honey Baked Chicken Drumstick

This moist and juicy Baked Honey Chicken Drumstick recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor! Whip up a quick and healthy marinade and then bake until drumsticks are sticky and golden-brown; this chicken recipe is perfect to serve to your family for lunch or dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinating 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 354kcal
Author Rena


  • ¼ cup honey
  • cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 chicken drumsticks

Optional Ingredients

  • cooked rice to serve
  • toasted sesame seed to garnish


  • In a small jug, whisk the first 7 ingredients.
  • Place the chicken drumsticks in a large Ziploc bag and add in the marinade from the jug.
  • Allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Transfer the chicken to an oven-safe dish together with the marinade.
  • Bake the chicken for 45 minutes, flipping every 15 minutes, and basting with the sauce.
  • Serve with cooked rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze any leftovers in a freezer-safe, airtight container or bag, for up to 1 month.
  • Bake chicken until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • You may use bone-in, skin-on thighs, boneless skinless thighs, or even boneless skinless breasts
  • Maple syrup would be a good substitute for the honey, just know the flavor will change slightly.
  • Serving size: 2 drumsticks 


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1193mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg