Sticky Honey Sesame Chicken

Chicken Drumsticks

This quick dinner idea comes from the August 2013 issue of Canadian Living.  I doubled it for a dinner party, but the recipe below serves 4 people.

Chicken Drumsticks

Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Chicken Drumsticks

Skin 2lbs chicken drumsticks (or a combination of drumsticks and thighs, like we did) and set those aside for a second.

Chicken Drumsticks

In a large bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup liquid honey with 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, and 4 cloves of minced garlic.

Chicken Drumsticks

Toss your drumsticks in this heavenly mixture until they are all coated and lay them out on the parchment. We sprinkled them with a few extra sesame seeds.

Chicken Drumsticks

Bake for about 25 minutes, until their juices run clear when you pierce them with a knife.

Chicken Drumsticks

Garnish with lime wedges and green onions and serve.

Chicken Drumsticks

Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

10 thoughts on “Sticky Honey Sesame Chicken”

  1. This looks fantastic! I’m always looking for new ways to cook chicken. Do you think the sauce would be overpowering if you let it marinate overnight instead of just pouring it over right before cooking?

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    1. I wondered that myself, though I think you’d have to add more acid to it to make it a better marinade. Maybe some sweet rice vinegar would do the trick? Give it a shot and let me know how that goes!

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      1. I tried it with the mirin and it was really good! I added 2 T and it seemed to be a good amount. I baked it with the sauce at the bottom of the pan, but I think next time I won’t do that so the chicken can crisp up a little more. The flavor was great on though and it was a delicious meal!

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