Honey Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Honey baked chicken legs
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
882 Calories
46g Fat
54g Carbs
62g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 882
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Sodium 1565mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 62g
Calcium 98mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These delicious baked chicken drumsticks are coated with a mixture of lemon juice and honey, along with seasonings, a little soy sauce, and brown sugar. Serve these flavorful chicken legs with mashed potatoes and a side vegetable, or double the recipe and make them for a party or game day snack or lunch.


  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or Canola oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning or a seasoned salt blend
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels. Toss them in a food storage bag with the flour and Creole seasoning.

  3. Melt butter with olive oil; pour it into a shallow baking dish. 

  4. Arrange the chicken drumsticks in the baking dish, turning to coat them thoroughly with the butter mixture.

  5. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  6. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the honey with brown sugar, lemon juice, and soy sauce. Stir to blend and bring to a simmer.

  7. Pour the honey mixture over the chicken pieces and return them to the oven. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes longer, turning the chicken pieces every 10 to 15 minutes.