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Honey Garlic Chicken Drumettes

Baked Chicken Drumettes are crispy, juicy, and tossed in a sweet honey garlic sauce. The perfect appetizer for game day or tailgating.
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 227kcal



  • 2 pounds chicken drumettes thawed or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder


  • ½ cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced green onions


  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Arrange on a baking sheet (touching is fine), cover with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for several hours to dry them out. Overnight is ideal. If you don't have the time, you can skip this step, just be sure to pat them as dry as possible with the paper towels.
  • Cover a large baking sheet with foil and top with a baking rack. Spray the rack over the baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and seasonings. Add chicken and toss to coat with the flour mixture. Shake off excess.
  • Arrange chicken on the rack, close together but not touching.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, rotating the baking sheet about halfway through. You do not need to flip the chicken. NOTE - if they don’t look crispy right away, give them a few more minutes. But they will get crispier as they cool.
  • While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce. Add all sauce ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and continue to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened (it should coat the back of a spoon).
  • Transfer crispy wings to a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the wings and toss to coat. Then place the drumettes back on the baking rack and into the oven for another 10 minutes. Garnish with sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions.


Serving: 3piecesCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 13gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 1001mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 128IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 1mg
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