Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks | Very Culinary

by Amy on November 1, 2012 · 18 comments

Trevor’s not in school full time yet, and even though he is infinitely better at independent play than Haley ever was, there are still a lot of hours each day spent entertaining him. Playing with Legos, and me, is his activity of choice. His choice, not mine. I swear, I would rather clean the stove. What can I say…building is not my thing. 

Look what Daddy makes.

Ya. A ship. With an antenna, fog lights, ladder, speakers…the whole shebang. And this was no kit, my friends. This was assembled from picking out random pieces from a gigantic tub…in about 30 minutes.

Here’s my creation.

I don’t even know what that is. A back yard? A beach scene?…with a dog? I worked on it for an hour.

I looked at Trevor and apologized for being so bad at this. And then my sweet boy replied, “it’s ok, Mommy. You make delicious food.”

He makes my ovaries hurt.

Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks
Serves 4-6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Marinade: 1 hour or overnight
Cook time: 35 minutes

• 10 chicken drumsticks
• 1/4 cup honey
• 6 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium or gluten-free)
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tablespoon minced ginger
• 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, for garnish (I forgot these in the picture!)
• 2 scallions, chopped, for garnish

In a small bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Place chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour the liquid mixture over all the pieces. Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible and marinade in the refrigerator for at least one hour (preferably overnight.) Do not discard the marinade!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Lay chicken on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 160ºF. Every 10 minutes, brush some of the remaining glaze on the drumsticks.

Sprinkle some sesame seeds and scallions on top and serve with white rice or Pineapple Coconut Rice.

(adapted from Snixy Kitchen)

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Sarah @ SnixyKitchen March 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

Haha – This is totally going to be me and my husband some day – I’m definitely not the builder;) Your drumsticks look delish – Trevor knows what’s up!


Elizabeth (Rock-A-Bye Parents) July 14, 2013 at 8:00 am

Wow this sounds so good, and simple enough even I could make it. LOL I have to say your post cracked me up. I loved you describing what you made.


Shannon April 16, 2013 at 6:02 am

I’ve been waiting for weeks to make this and finally had my chance last night… totally worth it. Yum. Thanks for the recipe!


kirsten January 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm

This was GREAT! Following you now …. :)


Danielle December 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

On the chicken you should discard the rest of the marinade That you soaked the chicken in, but have some that was not used to soak the chicken in kept in a separate container. Cross contamination avoided.


Stephanie November 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. That kid…. <3


the wicked noodle November 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

I love your creation! It’s much better than anything I could make. And I just love the stories of your sweet little boy. So precious!


Christina @ Diary of a Teenage Baker November 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm

My mom makes something similar to this! I think she started using agave now, instead of honey.

P.S. Love the lego scene, the dog makes it!


Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen November 5, 2012 at 7:58 am

That looks like some fabulous chicken!


Amy November 5, 2012 at 8:15 am

Thanks, Milisa! It really was!


Mom November 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Loved this post since it gave me a good chuckle plus a delicious recipe.


Joanne November 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

Haha that’ll be me and The.Boy. someday. I am so not a lego kinda gal. Especially not freehand. I can follow those little instructions but if it requires any kind of creativity, I’m out. Not so in the kitchen though!


The Squishy Monster November 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

YUMMY! I love the idea of cooking with honey—these look sticky, smoky, and delicious!


Bev @ Bev Cooks November 1, 2012 at 8:56 am

That CHICKEN. Ugh, I love it.


Melissa November 1, 2012 at 6:33 am

Also, Steve said he saw your post and wants this chicken. Nice. On the list it goes.


Amy November 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

Yay! It’s simple, but solid…typical Asian flavors that we love :D


Melissa November 1, 2012 at 6:29 am

The Lego creations. Hilarious.

And AW. Trevor knows what’s up.


Amy November 1, 2012 at 7:35 am

I heard Paul let out a big laugh this morning…found out he was reading this. He knows how true my “building disability” is.


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