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Sticky Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

Easy sticky chicken drumsticks are loaded with zesty Asian flavors full of honey, soy, lime and a fiery hint of sriracha.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Asian chicken recipe, easy baked chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 523 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo-friendly version
  • juice and zest from 1/2 lime
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon sriracha or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated or minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 green onion sliced thinly for garnish
  • toasted sesame seeds for topping optional

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Whisk together the soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, balsamic vinegar, honey, sriracha, red chili flakes, garlic, and ginger. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Heat your cast iron (or oven safe) skillet/pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Lightly brown chicken on all sides. Spoon half of the sauce over each chicken drumstick and using your tongs turn the chicken pieces so it absorbs the sauce all over. Allow to cook on a skillet for another 2 minutes.
  5. Place entire skillet into the preheated oven, turning chicken regularly with tongs and adding another spoonful of the reserved half of the sauce over each piece of chicken. Bake uncovered for 20 -25 minutes until chicken is cooked through and skin is caramelized.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions and cilantro if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Sticky Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (3 drumsticks with sauce))
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 2041mg85%
Potassium 590mg17%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.