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Oven Fried Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

Oven Fried Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

We made it to Thursday! Wahooooooo!

So, as some of you guys know from my Instagram, we recently moved over to the Berkeley area. We really like it! We are renting a little house up in the hills near a big regional park so there’s plenty of green space for the kiddos, but we aren’t far from all these amazing restaurants. Seriously, the Berkeley food scene is pretty amazing! Especially when it comes to ethnic food.

We’ve gotten in the routine of going to this wonderful little Korean restaurant for lunch on Saturdays because the food is incredible and they are SO kid friendly (Grayson gets the ultimate rice bowl and it’s literally his favorite thing ever). On their menu, they have the most delicious honey fried chicken wings as an appetizer. I had read all about them on Yelp so naturally we had to order them the first time we went and they did not disappoint. 😉 We loved them so much that I developed my own version at home, a bit healthier though as they are baked not fried. When developing recipes for this site, I really want to make things that you guys will actually make at home….and I think it’s safe to say more of you are apt to make roast chicken recipe than a fried chicken recipe. Right? I do love fried chicken but personally I don’t love making it at home. It’s messy. It’s greasy. It’s never as good as it is in a restaurant.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

But these!!! You guys have to try them. They are so good. I made them last weekend and we took them to the park for a picnic. It was messy picnic food but totally worth it. We love drumsticks in this house!

The chicken legs are roasted to perfection with just a sprinkle of sea salt — they get a really nice, really crispy skin that way. Then, you pour over the sauce and inhale. 🙂 For those wondering how spicy the sauce is and if it’s apt for kids, I will tell you that it’s really not that spicy despite the sriracha. This makes a ton of sauce! They do have a little bit of a kick but Grayson still ate his and didn’t complain a bit about the spice. If you think your kids are more sensitive, just drizzle less sauce on theirs. I intentionally didn’t make this recipe as spicy as I (or Adam, probably) would have liked because I needed it to be three year old friendly.

Chicken Drumsticks


Oven Fried Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 4 people
  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2.5 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 4 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 whole green onions sliced thin
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 

  2. Place drumsticks on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast for 50-60 minutes until skin is crispy and golden. Remove from oven.

  3. During the last ten minutes of cook time, prepare the sauce. 

  4. In a blender, mix together the honey, sesame oil, tamari, rice wine vinegar, garlic, sriracha, fish sauce and ginger. Process until smooth.

  5. When the drumsticks are done, pour the sauce over and sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately with napkins on the side.

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  • Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar
    March 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    These look delicious! I made some *really* spicy sriracha meatballs for a party and literally no one ate them except me and my boyfriend. It’s good for us spice lovers to keep in mind that not everyone’s into that. 😉

  • Christina @
    March 17, 2017 at 4:53 am

    These sound SO good! I already have almost all of the ingredients too, woohoo!

  • Jena H
    March 17, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I made this for dinner last night and it was amazing.m! Served it with garlic and sesame roasted broccoli and of course salad . Thank you so much for a simple but super delicious recipe!

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  • Kelli H
    March 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    These sound great! I will be adding them to my menu for next week.

    • Kelli H
      March 24, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Made these last night with wings and they were SO good. I cut the honey down to 1/4 cup and it was still super delicious. I’ll be making this one again.

  • lindsey
    March 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    NOTHING beats delicious wings, and while I’m not crazy about preparing them, this sounds too good to pass up!

  • Becca
    March 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Any thoughts on how long to cook the chicken if I have drumettes instead of drumsticks? Thank you! Made the banana chocolate chunk muffins a couple of weeks ago and they were yum! So glad you’re back!

    • Rebecca
      March 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Becca, I roasted my drumettes for 40 minutes at 400, they were perfect! Thank you Jenna for the recipe! So simple and so good!!

      • Becca
        March 23, 2017 at 2:41 pm

        Thank you, Rebecca! I knew I could wing it but someone with experience is better! 🙂

  • Katie c
    March 24, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Made these for dinner tonight and they were a hit with all- husband and toddler! So so delicious!

  • Stacy Fiore
    April 5, 2017 at 7:25 am

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them out!!

  • Jac
    April 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I made these tonight and DH and 3 year old went nuts! I ran out of honey so I subbed half agave and still so delicious.
    Will definitely be in our regular rotation. Thanks!