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Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks are super easy and deliciously saucy chicken legs baked in the oven. These drumsticks go well on their own or over steamed rice. Whatever the occasion maybe they will become your family’s favourite instantly!

Sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks are super easy and deliciously saucy chicken legs baked in the oven. These drumsticks go well on their own or over steamed rice. Whatever the occasion maybe they will become your family's favourite instantly! | MyKoreanKitchen.com

When I shared my oven baked Korean chicken wings recipe the few months ago, it got popular immediately. A few of my readers made it and shared their photos the very next day! What a response, right? I really love seeing and reading your feedback!

Anyway, they all said they really enjoyed it. Though a lot of people preferred using drumsticks over chicken wings because they have more meat on them. Interesting! Which one do you prefer?

So I thought I might share a drumstick recipe this time. (But you can still try this recipe with chicken wings as well! ?)

About Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks are particularly my daughter’s favourite. Obviously, since she’s still a toddler, she can’t eat spicy food very much. (I’m still working on it!)

She particularly loves the novelty of holding the drumstick in her little hand and devouring it as fast as she can. I love watching her doing that! So adorable.

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Sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks can be cooked in two different ways. One way is baking the, straight on a baking sheet without any liquid (marinade) on them. The other way is cooking them in a skillet with liquid (marinade) on them.

Obviously, the results are different. I found that the former method results in stickier texture than the latter. It also tends to leave a more charred mark on the skin as well.

But if you cook with the marinade, then you can use the sauce to glaze over the chicken and steamed rice! It’s quite a nice way to make an easy and tasty meal!

Saucy Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks | MyKoreanKitchen.com

These sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks are another perfect recipe for chicken lovers. It’s sweet salty savoury goodness!

It will be perfect as a meal or a crowd-pleasing appetiser depending how you would like to present it. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Honey Soy Chicken (Serves 4)

Main

  • 8 chicken drumsticks (1kg, 2.2 pounds), rinsed
  • (Optional) 1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • (Optional) 20g / 0.7 ounces green onion, thinly sliced

Marinade (mix these in a bowl)

*1 Tbsp = 15ml, 1 cup = 250ml

How to Make Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

1. Put the chicken into a large zipper-lock bag (27cm x 33 cm/10.6 inch x 13 inch) and add the sauce. Seal the bag and vigorously shake the bag and massage the chicken so that the sauce smears well onto the chicken. Marinate it for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. (I marinated mine for 4 hrs. Overnight works well too!)

Marinating Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks | MyKoreanKitchen.com

2. Preheat an oven at 240 C/ 464 F (on the fan forced setting) for 20 mins. Take the chicken out from the fridge. Lay down some baking paper on the oven tray and line up the chicken. Make sure they are not stacked up on top of each other. Alternatively, you can use an oven safe pot and put the chicken in and the marinade. (This is explained above. They result in slightly different outcomes.)

Baking Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks | MyKoreanKitchen.com

3. Put the tray / pot into the oven and bake it at 240 C/ 464 F for 12 mins. Take the tray/pot out and turn the chicken over and put it back into the oven. Bake it a further 12 mins or until the chicken is fully cooked. Garnish with the sesame seeds and green onion. Serve.

How to Make Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks Over Rice | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks are super easy and deliciously saucy chicken legs baked in the oven. These drumsticks go well on its own or over steamed rice. Whatever the occasion maybe they will become your family's favourite instantly! | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Oven Baked Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 36 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

MAIN

  • 1 kg chicken drumsticks , rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds (Optional)
  • 20 g green onion (Optional), thinly sliced

MARINADE (MIX THESE IN A BOWL)

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp rice wine (mirin)
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • A few sprinkles ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Put the chicken into a large zipper-lock bag (27cm x 33 cm/10.6 inch x 13 inch) and add the sauce. Seal the bag and vigorously shake the bag and massage the chicken so that the sauce smears well onto the chicken. Marinate it for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. (I marinated mine for 4 hrs. Overnight works well too!)
  • Preheat an oven at 240 C/ 464 F (on the fan forced setting) for 20 mins. Take the chicken out from the fridge. Lay down some baking paper on the oven tray and line up the chicken. Make sure they are not stacked up on top of each other. Alternatively, you can use an oven safe pot and put the chicken in and the marinade. (This is explained above. They result in slightly different outcomes.)
  • Put the tray/pot into the oven and bake it at 240 C/ 464 F for 12 mins. Take the tray/pot out and turn the chicken over and put it back into the oven. Bake it a further 12 mins or until the chicken is fully cooked. Garnish with the sesame seeds and green onion. Serve.

Notes

*1 Tbsp = 15ml, 1 cup = 250ml

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1257mg | Potassium: 460mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.3mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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