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One Tray Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

One Tray Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

This juicy honey soy chicken recipe is the perfect solution for a quick & easy weeknight dinner. Mix together a super flavourful and sticky honey and soy sauce, throw it all in a pan and bake – it’s as simple as that. A guaranteed crowd pleasure.

Serves: 2


  • 4 chicken drumsticks

Honey soy sauce:

  • 1/3 cup salt reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • As many garlic cloves as you like
  • ¼ cup sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp shao Xing cooking wine (optional)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce
  3. Remove chicken from the packaging and place straight into a baking dish
  4. Pour the honey soy sauce over the chicken in the baking dish, ensuring each piece of chicken is coated.
  5. Cover tray with foil and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and cook uncovered for 25 minutes. Baste the chicken using a spoon or brush every 5 or so minutes. With 5 minutes to go, sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
  6. Once golden and crispy, remove from the oven and serve!


  • Add in some broccolini, sliced carrot and snow peas in the last 10 minutes of baking for a quick side dish
  • Serve with any grain of choice e.g. brown rice and quinoa cup, rice or noodles for a filling meal
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