These soy and honey glazed chicken drumsticks are finger licking good — the whole family will love these. My kids loved eating them with their hands! 

These soy and honey glazed chicken drumsticks are finger licking good -- the whole family will love these. My kids loved eating them with their hands! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Tell me, are you all meal-planners? Do you sit down on a certain day of the week and plan your meals for the entire week?

I’m kind of a half-hearted meal planner. Which is weird because I’m pretty solidly type-A. But when it comes to meals, I have a hard time thinking ahead for some reason. I’m not sure if it’s a lack of attention or if it’s just because what I want to eat depends so much on my mood for the day. (Plus, Ben’s schedule is so crazy that I never know what nights we are all going to be home for dinner).

Super easy recipe -- these Soy and Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks were a huge hit with my family! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Here’s what usually happens:

I sit down at the kitchen table. The kids are usually napping or playing with Ben. I open my computer to the grocery store ad. I have a piece of notebook paper folded in half the long way. One side is for my list and one side is for my meals. On the side for the meals, I write each day of the week. If I know for sure Ben is not going to be home for dinner that night, I make note of it (hellllo popcorn for dinner night!). At the bottom of the meal list I usually also jot down a short list of recipes I want to develop for my blog that week.

But this is kind of where it all falls apart. I usually get lazy and just leave most of the days open. And then of course when I go to the grocery store, I have a hard time sticking to my list. I get distracted by and ingredient or a sale I missed in the ad.

Long story short, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. For these chicken drumsticks, I had seen that drumsticks were on sale — so I put them on the list. But I didn’t bother looking up or creating a recipe for them. Instead I just improvised on the night I felt like eating chicken drumsticks. But I’m super happy with the result and will definitely adding these soy and honey glazed chicken drumsticks to the dinner roster.

They are sticky, sweet and so flavorful. Enjoy!

Super easy recipe -- these Soy and Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks were a huge hit with my family! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Soy and Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

These soy and honey glazed chicken drumsticks are finger licking good — the whole family will love these. My kids loved eating them with their hands!

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 pounds chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, more as desired
  • Cooked rice for serving (optional)
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place chicken legs in a 9×13 baking dish (remove skin if desired). Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup and pour over chicken.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. If desired, turn chicken once midway through cooking to help soak up all the great flavor of the sauce.
  4. Serve with rice and topped with fresh parsley if desired.

Note: I prepared some of these with the skin on and some with the skin off. They both turned out great.

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: Loved these! I was still recovering from oral surgery when I made these, so I had to eat these soy and honey glazed chicken drumsticks with a knife and fork and chew very very slowly, but the taste was amazing.

Husband’s take: He loved these! And the biggest surprise of all was that E loved them too — she just adored eating them straight off the bone.

Changes I would make: None are necessary, but this does make a lot of sauce. You could probably safely double the amount of chicken without having to increase the amount of sauce.

Difficulty: Easy!

 

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These soy and honey glazed chicken drumsticks are finger licking good -- the whole family will love these. My kids loved eating them with their hands! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!