honey garlic chicken drumsticks

Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Simple honey garlic chicken drumsticks recipe topped with a delicious honey garlic sauce. An easy recipe to make for dinner that the whole family can enjoy.

This recipe is:

  • Easy to make
  • Quick to prepare
  • Uses simple ingredients
  • Flavorful

Shopping List

The following ingredients will be needed to make this honey garlic chicken drumsticks recipe. You will need chicken drumsticks, honey, minced garlic, water, vinegar, soy sauce, beef broth, parsley, rosemary, flour, salt, and pepper.

Chicken Drumsticks– I used 5 chicken drumsticks for this recipe.

Honey- It gives the recipe that nice sweet flavor.

Minced Garlic- Gives the recipe a nice garlic flavor which goes well with the honey.

Water- Used for the juice of the sauce.

Vinegar- A small amount is needed.

Soy Sauce- Also used a small amount of soy sauce.

Beef Broth- I used low sodium beef broth for this recipe.

Spices- You can season the chicken drumsticks with salt and pepper before baking. I used parsley and rosemary in the sauce.

Flour- The flour is used to thicken the sauce.

How Long Does It Take To Make Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

It takes about 30 minutes to cook the chicken drumsticks in the oven depending upon the temperature used. For this recipe, I cooked the chicken drumsticks at 400 degrees in the oven for 30 minutes. Then you will need an additional 5 minutes to make the sauce.

Do You Have To Flip Over In The Oven

Yes, it is best to flip the drumsticks halfway through the cooking time to make sure each side cooks evenly.

How Do You Know When Chicken Drumsticks Are Done

You should use a thermometer to check the chicken drumsticks. The temperature should read between 160-165. If you don’t have a thermometer you can poke the chicken with a knife. The chicken drumstick is done when the juices run clear.

Storing Instructions

Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

How To Reheat

You can reheat chicken drumsticks in the oven, microwave, or on the stove.

honey garlic chicken drumsticks in pan

How To Make Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

  • The first thing to do is to gather all your ingredients so that you have everything that you need close by.
  • Next, remove the chicken drumsticks from the package and either place them in a bowl or a gallon-sized sandwich bag. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Line a greased baking sheet with tin foil. Place the chicken on the baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and flip the chicken drumsticks over. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  • Switch to broil for 2-3 minutes making sure to check that the top of the chicken doesn’t burn or dry out.
  • Check the chicken drumsticks to see if they are cooked with either a thermometer or poking it with a knife to see if the juices run clear.
  • Now, you will make the honey garlic sauce. In a large pot add water, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, minced garlic, beef broth, parsley, and rosemary. Mix everything together well. Then add flour and whisk around to mix into the sauce.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 1 minute. Stirring occasionally. When the sauce is warm add the chicken drumsticks to the sauce and stir around. Pour the sauce on the chicken.
  • You can additional spices on top if needed.
  • Your dish is now ready to enjoy.

Tips

  • Flip the chicken drumsticks halfway through your cooking time.
  • Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken drumsticks.

Can I Use Other Ingredients

I get this question a lot and here are some of my suggestions for substitutions.

Chicken: I used chicken drumsticks for this recipe but chicken thighs also work great for making this recipe.

Spices: If you don’t have parsley or rosemary you can omit them. I like to add them as they add additional flavors.

Garlic: If you don’t have minced garlic you can use a clove of whole garlic. Cut the garlic into small pieces. You would need to cook the garlic a bit before adding the rest of the sauce ingredients if you will be using a whole clove of garlic.

Spicy: If you want to make this chicken recipe spicy you can add red pepper flakes or cut up a jalapeno into small pieces and add to the recipe.

chicken drumsticks over rice

What To Serve With

There are so many dishes that go well with chicken drumsticks. It is very versatile so it can go with just about anything. Here are some ideas:

Rice- Serve it with brown or white rice. This dish goes so well with rice. Pour the honey garlic sauce on top of the rice. They all go well together.

Vegetables- This recipe goes well with any kind of vegetables. Try our easy broccoli recipe. Easy Sauteed Broccoli Recipe

Potatoes- You can serve this recipe with mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, potato salad, or sweet potatoes.

This honey garlic chicken recipe is a great dish to make for dinner. Bake the chicken drumsticks and then top with the honey garlic sauce.

Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

These honey garlic chicken drumsticks are simple to make. They are topped with a delicious honey garlic sauce. An easy recipe to make for dinner that the whole family can enjoy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipes, Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
Servings: 5
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Low Sodium Beef Broth
  • 3 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Parsley
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Flour

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Next, remove the chicken drumsticks from the package and either place them in a bowl or a gallon-sized sandwich bag. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Line a greased baking sheet with tin foil. Place the chicken on the baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and flip the chicken drumsticks over. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  • Switch to broil for 2-3 minutes making sure to check that the top of the chicken doesn’t burn or dry out.
  • Check the chicken drumsticks to see if they are cooked with either a thermometer or poking it with a knife to see if the juices run clear.
  • Now, you will make the honey garlic sauce. In a large pot add water, honey, minced garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, beef broth, parsley, and rosemary. Mix everything together well. Then add flour and whisk around to mix into the sauce
  • Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 1 minute. Stirring occasionally. When the sauce is warm add the chicken drumsticks to the sauce and stir around. Pour the sauce on the chicken.
  • Add additional spices if needed.
  • Your dish is now ready to enjoy.

Notes

Storing Instructions

Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

How To Reheat

You can reheat chicken drumsticks in the oven, microwave, or on the stove.

Tips

  • Flip the chicken drumsticks halfway through your cooking time.
  • Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken drumsticks.

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