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Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks oven baked in an amazing honey, soy and garlic sauce. Tender, fall off the bone, absolutely delicious chicken!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 3 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken drumsticks, chicken recipes, honey soy chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 365kcal


  • 3 lbs chicken drumsticks bone in, with skin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger freshly grated, ginger powder works as well, about 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped, for garnish


  • In a 9x13-inch casserole dish, whisk all the ingredients together, excluding the chicken. Add chicken and toss making sure each piece is coated with the marinade.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for a couple hours. I kept mine in the fridge overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Remove plastic wrap and bake the drumsticks for 45 to 55 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 180 degrees F (for dark meat), (170 degrees F for white meat). Make sure to turn them over half way through. This way they will get nice color all around.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.


To reduce fat and calories you can use skinless chicken drumsticks.
Stored in an air tight container properly cooled, this chicken dish will keep for 3 – 4 days in the fridge. Just reheat in the microwave or the oven if you’d prefer when ready to eat.
Place the drumsticks on a baking sheet and allow to freeze till frozen through, place the drumsticks in a freezer bag or an air tight container after wards and this method will allow them to keep for 4 – 6 months. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw in the fridge over night when ready to eat. Just reheat in the oven at 350 F degrees till warmed through and enjoy!
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg