These baked Sticky Hoisin-Soy Chicken Drumsticks are so incredibly delicious, easy to make and take so little preparation, that you’ll want to make this dish part of your regular weeknight dinner rotation.Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
I found the recipe for this baked hoisin chicken on Smitten Kitchen, but she uses the marinade on chicken wings. Though it would be delicious, I’m always searching for new ideas for my kids so I thought drumsticks would be perfect. Though I’m sure you can easily use this marinade on other chicken parts, I prefer dark meat and think drumsticks and thighs are especially delicious glazed this way.
About this Baked Hoisin Chicken
The marinade is really the star of this dish, it only has a few ingredients, but is super flavorful. The hoisin-soy-honey combination gives this baked chicken a beautiful glossy color and a sweet and salty tasting glaze which makes the drumsticks sticky and a bit messy, but finger licking good! You probably have all the ingredients for this hoisin-soy-honey marinade at home, except maybe for the hoisin sauce which should be easy to find in the Asian section of your supermarket.
I love this recipe because it’s super easy, fast, tasty and versatile. You can serve the baked hoisin chicken with some steamed rice or some noodles and your favourite veggie and call it a meal! My family loves this recipe so much that it’s a regular at home.
- 3 lbs Approximately 1.36 kilo or 10 chicken drumsticks
- 1 clove large garlic minced
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne or Sriracha optional
- toasted sesame seeds optional
- sliced green onions optional
- Score drumsticks a couple of times with sharp knife.
- In a medium bowl add all marinade ingredients, whisk to combine and add drumsticks. Mix well to make sure that all drumsticks are well coated with marinade.
- Marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning chicken once.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Place drumsticks on lined baking tray, pour left over sauce on chicken and bake for 15 minutes, turn pieces over and then bake for another 15 minutes or until cooked through. If you are not sure your chicken is cooked you could use a meat or instant-read thermometer to check for doness. Insert thermometer at thickest part of the drumsticks without touching the bone, a temperature of 165°F means the chicken is fully cooked.
- Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and green onion if you liike. Serve with rice and veggie of your choice.