Sticky Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken drumsticks are marinated in a sticky sweet Asian sauce made with honey and hoisin, for a simple and delicious dinner option.
Boneless skinless chicken breasts seem to be the go-to part of the chicken for most people, but I think it’s great to experiment with other parts of the chicken. Drumsticks are pretty cheap and still have a lot of meat on them, and there’s basically no prep work to be done. Here I marinate them in an Asian themed marinade with hoisin, honey, ginger, and a little bit of spicy sriracha, and by the time they’re done, they’re sticky sweet zesty with a kick at the end. They’re very easy to prepare, here’s how:
Make the marinade by combining honey, hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, garlic, sesame seeds, and grated ginger:
Marinate the chicken in this mixture for at least 3 hours, tossing it every hour or so to make sure all sides get coated.
Place the chicken on a wire rack set atop a baking sheet and bake:
Once the chicken has cooked through, serve and enjoy!
Sticky Asian Drumsticks
- 2.5 lbs chicken drumsticks I had 7
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- Stir to combine the honey, hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, garlic, sesame seeds, and grated ginger.
- Take a little taste and make any adjustments you think you might like (more or less ginger, sriracha, etc). Marinate the chicken in this mixture for at least 3 hours, tossing it every hour or so to make sure all sides get coated.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set a wire rack over a baking sheet.
- Place the chicken on the wire rack, and bake for 20 minutes.
- Cook the chicken 15 minutes more, taking the chicken out and basting with the marinade every 5 minutes (and make sure to cook the chicken for a few minutes after the last round of basting, to cook off the bacteria in the marinade). Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.