Honey Garlic Drumsticks


Honey Garlic Drumsticks

Honey Garlic Drumsticks
50 Min

You're going to want to ask for a drum roll before setting these tasty honey garlic chicken drumsticks out on the table, 'cause this recipe is kickin' with rich flavors! Our tasty Honey Garlic Drumsticks are a little sweet, a little sticky, and a whole lot of "Can I have another, please?" In fact, you may want to make extra of this easy honey garlic chicken recipe, because these baked chicken legs will be flying off the plate. And if you're looking for even more easy chicken recipes, don't miss our collection of Simple Chicken Drumstick Recipes!

What You'll Need

  • 24 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place drumsticks on 2 rimmed baking sheets and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine honey, garlic, and hot pepper sauce. Baste drumsticks with sauce occasionally during baking time. (Drain off excess liquid before basting.)
  4. Bake 20 to 25 additional minutes, or until no pink remains and juices run clear.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 139
  • Calories from Fat 30
  • Total Fat 3.3g 5 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 15g 30 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 71mg 24 %
  • Sodium 204mg 8 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 12g 4 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0 %
  • Sugars 12g 0 %

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what can be substituted in place of the hot pepper sauce. can't take the hot spice seasonings

Hi there! You don't have to replace it with anything! You can just leave it out. Or you can substitute 1/2-teaspoon dry mustard. Enjoy!

I am looking forward to making this recipe as an appetizer. I might use wings instead of drumsticks. I am concerned about the amount of hot sauce in the recipe, so I will start on the lighter side and add more if needed. We love all flavors of chicken wings, so honey garlic should be a hit.

I watched the video.... when hot sauce was added, it was a FEW dashes, not 2 Tablespoons....

I made these today..... ugh. I followed the recipe exactly and ran into no problems at all lke other commenters. They cooked great and the sauce was a great consistency to baste chicken, they browned perfectly and look exactly like the picture. However the taste was just awful..... liked that they were sticky, but the hot sauce (I used Franks) overpowered the dish (as written). Also they were so bland and did not like the strong honey flavor either.

Mr.Food, What kind of sauce can use instead of hot sauce?

Hi there! You can substitute the hot sauce with a chili sauce, hoisin sauce, duck sauce, or any other Chinese sauce you prefer. Enjoy!

The whole family loved it when I made it, this recipe is a keeper

Turned out great. Would be best on wings. Increase hot sauce as it tends to cook out. Easy and good!! Watch so honey dont burn.

Made this tonight with variations it was very good. Not big on hot sauce didn't want to buy a bottle for 1 recipe let it expire. For the spicy flavor, I used peanut sauce. I also put some sesame seeds in sauce. Next time, I will use non-stick foil to make clean up easier.

Chicken tasted good, but in no way was it browned. How did you get the chicken to brown?

Hello! - We're not sure why your chicken didn't brown, since the honey in the sauce will definitely caramelize. Did you get rid of any excess water after the 30 minutes of baking? The next time, you could also try cooking 5 to 10 minutes more, or increase the heat to 425 degrees F after the first 30 minutes. Thank you for your comment!

All his mess are quick and easy and I will say It's Oh So Good!!!

I made this recipe the other night for my family gathering. I was disappointed that they didn't look like the photo and I didn't get any positive feedback. I had made extra sauce for dipping but apparently the hot sauce made overpowered the flavoring. The stickiness seemed to be everywhere afterwards and I had to mop the floor right after we ate.

Confused. Exactly when do I start basting the chicken?? after 30 min or in the middle of the initial 30 min basting?

Hello! You should start basting after the chicken has been cooked 30 minutes. If you glaze sooner the skin may start to burn. Thanks for your question.

I am making this tonight for dinner....I made the sauce up early....my kids tasted it and they wanna drink it by the glassful iI have a feeling this will be a all the time dish thank u to whomever made this recipe...its yummmmmy

Can this be made with bone in breasts or thighs? If so how long do I cook it? Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

Hello! Yes, you can make this recipe with bone-in chicken breasts or thighs. For the breasts, cook for 55-60 minutes, and for the thighs, cook for 50-60 minutes. Enjoy!

I made this last night for my family and they loved it! I should have made more of it cause they wanted more. This recipe is definitely a keeper in my recipe book.

I tried this recipe. I did it with 12 drum sticks and left it in the oven for 1hr and 30 minutes and the chicken was raw inside. Outside was nice and golden but raw inside. Was I suppose to cover the chicken with foil paper?

The drumsticks should have been fully cooked after one hour in a 400 degree oven. They should not be covered. It's possible your oven may not be calibrated correctly.

This recipe doesn't deserve a single star just because your chicken was raw. A recipe should be rated on flavor/overall like/dislike of the food, not whether your over works or not.

Did You THAW the first????????

I made these for my son and his friend after a bowling birthday party and everyone loved them. So good they kept licking their fingers to get all the honey off. Maybe I should have served these before the bowling and they wouldn't of dropped the bowling balls as much. As for the comment before,did you microwave the honey? That makes it spreadable, I did and it worked great.

I just made your Honey Garlic chicken recipe. Trying to cover the chicken with the batter was virtually impossible. It just wasn't wet enough to coat the chicken. In spite of that the chicken tasted good but I think there was either something left out of the recipe or there should have been more water added or maybe some oil. Can you check this out and let me know what to do. ? I am not a very good cook so I wouldn't try this on company the way I did it todaybecause I don't know how to improvise.

Just add more honey

Try warming the honey. I mix mine up in a saucepan over low heat, just until warm. It makes the honey much easier to spread!


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