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baked drumsticks with honey and soy sauce on a blue plate.

Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Baked honey soy chicken drumsticks, a spicy chicken recipe easy to make and thoroughly delicious.
Course Poultry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Calories 382kcal
Author Adina


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot chili paste to taste (Note)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Place honey, soy sauce, chili paste, both sorts of paprika powder, and lemon juice into a small bowl. Whisk well.
  • Place the chicken drumsticks into 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).
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 20-30 minutes before cooking. In the meantime preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit (fan oven 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 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 a roasted drumstick. The juices should run clear. If the juices are still pink, return to the oven and check again after about 5 minutes. Serve as suggested above.



Any hot chili paste you like, for instance, Sriracha, gochujang paste and so on.


Serving: 2drumsticks | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 912mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g