Honey-Garlic Baked Chicken

These easy-to-make drumsticks are sweet and garlicky and sure to become a family favorite. Slideshow:  More Chicken Recipes 

Honey-Garlic Baked Chicken
Photo: © Kristen Stevens
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 8 chicken drumsticks

  • Sea salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon molasses

  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha (optional)

  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Place the drumsticks in a rimmed ovenproof dish just large enough to hold them. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the garlic, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, molasses, 1/4 teaspoon each of sea salt and freshly ground pepper and the Sriracha (if using).

  3. Remove the chicken from the oven and pour the sauce over it. Turn on the broiler. Place the chicken on the second rack from the top and broil on each side for 5 to 8 minutes, until the skin is dark and crispy. Remove the chicken from the oven.

  4. Optional: To make a dipping sauce, pour the honey-garlic sauce from the baking dish into a small saucepan and boil for 2 to 3 minutes, until it thickens.

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