Sweet Asian Baked Chicken Drumsticks
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Sweet Asian Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Sriracha adds a little bit of kick to this low-maintenance weeknight meal.

My 4-year-old is all about drumsticks lately. I don’t cook them too often at home, but when I saw them on sale at the grocery store, I took it as a sign!

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So when I told him we were having chicken drumsticks for dinner that night and that he was going to help cook them, he.was.stoked.

This recipe is super simple – just mix a few ingredients together while the oven preheats, pour it over the chicken, then bake for an hour.

Easy peasy.

Sweet Asian Baked Chicken Drumsticks

This would easily work with more chicken, too, if you were feeding a crowd. There’s plenty of sauce – we were drizzling it over our chicken before digging in.


The package of chicken I bought had 6 pieces and my son ate THREE of them.

In one sitting.

Along with sides.

I am SO screwed when he hits his teenage years!

Sweet Asian Baked Chicken Drumsticks

I served this with some Roasted Root Veggies with Capers + Tarragon, leftover green beans and some freshly baked biscuits from one of my husband’s co-workers.

It was a delicious meal! And my son was beyond proud that he helped make it.

Sweet Asian Baked Chicken Drumsticks

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Sweet Asian Baked Chicken Drumsticks

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian


Sriracha adds a little bit of kick to this low-maintenance weeknight meal.


  • 2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce (optional: use gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (feel free to add more if you want it spicy!)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated or minced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together oil, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, Sriracha, tomato paste, garlic and ginger.
  3. Place chicken in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour sauce over top and turn to coat evenly. Return to a single layer and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until the sauce has caramelized and the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F.

Keywords: chicken legs, sriracha, garlic, ginger, glazed chicken legs

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