Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

This Glazed Chicken Drumsticks recipe is so easy to make, and it’s always a big hit with families.

Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

How to Make Baked Chicken Legs:

Chicken drumsticks (legs) are an inexpensive cut of chicken to buy at the store.  But a lot of people are a little weary of drumsticks because they’re not sure how to make them.  Baked chicken legs are incredibly easy to make.  You just need a good marinade!

This glazed chicken drumsticks recipe calls for ingredients that make up a very simple but delicious marinade.  Soy sauce, honey, chili sauce, a small amount of oil, ground ginger and salt and pepper make up the marinade.  The marinade is combined with the chicken legs (remove the skin or leave it on- it’s up to you).  You’ll let the chicken marinate for one hour.

Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

How Long to Cook Chicken Legs in the Oven:

Your marinated chicken legs will bake for 50 to 60 minutes in a 375 degree oven.  You’ll know they’re done when you pierce them with a fork and find that they’re tender and juicy.

It might seem like a long time to wait for your chicken to be done, but it’s actually a gift.  This will give you time to prepare the rest of your meal!

Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

I suggest serving glazed chicken drumsticks with potatoes and vegetables.  If you’re eating low carb, serve it with a salad.  And if you’re following the Weight Watchers Freestyle Points program, each drumstick is counted as 4 points.

If you’re looking for recipes to complete this chicken dinner, you might consider making my Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes or this Romaine and Broccoli SaladGreen Bean Gratin would also be a great pairing with these chicken drumsticks.

5 from 6 votes

Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Great, easy weeknight chicken dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, drumsticks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 14 drumsticks
Calories 124 kcal


  • 3 pounds (14) chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Rinse the drumsticks with water, and pat them dry with paper towels. Place them in a large, ungreased baking dish.  If you are preparing this as a Weight Watchers recipe, or if you prefer not to eat the skin-- remove the skin before marinating.

  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over the drumsticks. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lift the drumsticks with tongs onto a rack set above a broiler pan that has been lined with aluminum foil. Brush the drumsticks with the sauce remaining in the baking pan.
  4. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the drumsticks are tender when pierced with a fork.

Recipe Notes

  • *WEIGHT WATCHERS Freestyle SmartPoints per drumstick (skin removed, then marinated): 4
  • *If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use brands of chili sauce and soy sauce that are known to be GF.
Nutrition Facts
Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving (1 drumstick)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 380mg17%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • sabrina wrote:

    this recipe reminds me of similar ones I’ve made before but, really, long before, so thank you for this recipe so much better than the skinless boring chicken breasts I’ve been making lately

  • Erin wrote:

    That glaze is perfect, great easy dinner.

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes wrote:

    Amazing game day food! Love the glaze.

  • Joanne wrote:

    These hit so many flavor notes but are also so easy!

  • Kristen wrote:

    The glaze on these chicken drumsticks is just perfect. A little sweet, a little savory.

  • Jennifer Farley wrote:

    So yummy! My kind of meal!

  • Aysegul wrote:

    Great for family dinner. Thanks for sharing

  • Melissa Sperka wrote:

    These drumsticks ar the first to go!