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Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks on baking rack that's sitting on baking sheet
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Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Quick, easy and delicious chicken drumstick recipe. They are tender, juicy and full of flavor from a homemade honey garlic sauce that is brushed on them.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2.5 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. chicken broth
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Add a wire rack on top if possible.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add oil. When hot, stir in garlic and onions: cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add honey and soy sauce. Stir together the broth and cornstarch. Pour into pan and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Pat chicken so it is dry. Place onto rack and season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Place into oven and cook for 10 minutes. Flip chicken and cook for another 10 minutes. Coat chicken with some sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Flip one more time and coat the other side of the chicken. Cook for 5-10 minutes, or until chicken reaches 180 - 190 degrees F and juices run clean.
  • Serve chicken with rice and steamed veggies if desired (and do not forget to pour on any extra sauce that is remaining!)



Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 264mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.8mg