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Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Honey

by Adina 02/09/2018 1 comment

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Oven baked chicken drumsticks glazed with honey and gochujang paste, a spicy chicken recipe easy to make and thoroughly delicious.

Roasted chicken drumsticks with honey

Who doesn’t love a good and easy chicken recipe? Well, unless you’re vegan or vegetarian, you will have no reason to complain about this recipe for oven baked chicken drumsticks drumsticks. It is super easy to make, it is rather quick – you will need about 5 minutes to prepare the whole dish and 35 minutes baking time – and it is soooo delicious!

I do love chicken and I have been making it in countless ways over the years. Have a look at these basic skillet chicken breasts recipe or this peri peri chicken, for instance.

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But making roasted drumsticks makes things even easier. Chicken drumsticks are easy to handle, so there is no cutting, deboning or chopping involved, only need a short time in the oven and are so amazingly versatile, there is so much you can do with them.

There are endless marinade variations for roasted drumsticks, you can add a bit more of that or of that, whatever you happen to have and to like most, you can make the roasted drumsticks sweet or sour, spicy or salty, really whatever you like.

Just using salt, pepper and some ground paprika powder will still make sure that dinner would be delicious anytime.

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Marinade for the spicy roasted drumsticks

When making these roasted drumsticks I was actually looking for a way to use some of the gochujang paste I bought to make these wonderful Korean chicken wings.

So, I came up with a mixture of honey, hot gochujang paste and paprika powder. I added a little lemon juice and some soy sauce for a bit of sourness and saltiness and I couldn’t have been happier.

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What is gochujang paste?

Gochujang paste is a Korean fermented condiment – hot pepper paste – containing chili powder, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans and salt. It comes in several heat degrees, so you might want to pay attention to that when purchasing gochujang paste.

Gochujang paste is very versatile, you can use it for spicing up chicken but not only, I found lots and lots of recipes online and I cannot wait to try some of them.

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How to replace gochujang paste?

This recipe for oven baked chicken drumsticks is not a typical Korean recipe like in the case of the Korean chicken wings, so it will not matter that much if you replace the gochujang paste. The roasted drumsticks will probably taste a bit different if you leave the paste out, but they will still be very good.

You can replace the gochujang paste with another sort of hot chili paste, you could use sriracha for instance or any other kind of chili paste.

If you don’t want your oven baked chicken drumsticks to be too hot, you could definitely reduce the amount of chili paste you use for the marinade.

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How to make honey glazed chicken drumsticks

Mix all the ingredients used for the marinade in a small bowl.

Give the chicken drumsticks to a Ziploc bag.

You don’t have to wash the chicken drumsticks before you use them. Some people do, but it is absolutely unnecessary. Any bacteria found on the chicken will be totally destroyed during the cooking process and any bacteria found on the chicken will just spread in your sink if you do wash the chicken. For more on that see this post.

Add the marinade to the chicken drumsticks in the bag, close the bag and rub the marinade into the chicken.

Place the bag in the fridge and let the chicken parts marinate for a few hours. I would leave them for at least 2 hours, but you could also leave them overnight or you can prepare the spicy chicken drumsticks in the morning and bake them in the evening.

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When ready to bake the chicken drumsticks, take them out of the fridge and let them stand for about 20-30 minutes at room temperature.

In the meantime, preheat the oven. Place the chicken parts on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for about 30-35 minutes, turning after half the time, or until the roasted drumsticks are cooked through.

To check that the drumsticks are cooked through, stick a toothpick or skewer in the thickest part of the roasted drumsticks. The juices should run clear. If the juices are still pink, place the honey glazed chicken drumsticks back in the oven and check again after about 5 minutes.

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How to serve the oven baked chicken drumsticks

My favorite side dish for any kind of roasted chicken are potatoes – oven roasted potatoes. And probably some green salad.

However, crusty bread makes a great accompaniment as well. When it comes to vegetables, I love some roasted broccoli on the side, green beans with garlic sauce or a simple tomato and onion salad.

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Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Honey

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 ½ tablespoons runny honey
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang paste or another hot chili paste (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • some sesame seeds
  • 1-2 scallions

Instructions

Give the honey, gochujang paste, both sorts of paprika powder, lemon juice and soy sauce to a small bowl. Whisk well.

Give the chicken drumsticks to a Ziploc bag. Add the marinade, close the bag and rub the chicken drumsticks with the marinade. Place the bag in a bowl, the bowl in the fridge and let the chicken drumsticks marinade for 2-4 hours (up to 8 hours).

When ready to bake the chicken drumsticks take them out of the fridge and let them at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes. In the meantime preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit (fan oven 180 degrees Celsius/ 360 degrees Fahrenheit).

Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the chicken drumsticks on the baking tray. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through.

To check that the chicken drumsticks are cooked through, stick a toothpick or skewer in the thickest part of the roasted drumsticks. The juices should run clear. If the juices are still pink, place the honey glazed chicken drumsticks back in the oven and check again after about 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and the finely chopped onions, if desired.

Serve as suggested above.

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1 comment

angiesrecipes 02/09/2018 - 09:05

Very flavourful and delicious…love that marinade!

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