Hoisin Chicken Drumsticks

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Here’s the latest quick and easy dinner that I whipped up:  Hoisin Chicken Drumsticks.

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When my Facebook page hit 100K followers the other day, I took to the page to ask my collective audience what sorts of recipes they preferred to see.  Many responded that they’d like to see more quick and easy, family-friendly dinners for weeknights.  I hear ya!  My life is so crazy busy, and I’m making recipes all the time… but when dinner rolls around, I don’t want to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen.  Quick and easy ideas are appealing indeed!

With just FOUR ingredients, these chicken drumsticks couldn’t be any easier.  When you get home from work, rub the quick-to-mix sauce on the drumsticks, shove them in the oven, and go slip into your yoga pants… have a glass of wine, read a book to your kids, take a few deep breaths, open the mail, watch some TV… you get the idea.  Your chicken will be done in one hour!

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There it is- done!  Serve with salad for a simple and healthy dinner.  Add rice or potato if you feel the need for some carbs!

Hoisin Chicken Drumsticks - from RecipeGirl.com

It’s such a simple sauce, but it adds great flavor to the chicken.  Serve it with lime wedges for squeezing if you like things limey.  The chicken turns out juicy and tender.  There you have it- an easy weeknight dinner recipe!

Hoisin Chicken Drumsticks

Yield: 4 servings ( 2 drumsticks each)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (or sambal oelek)
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (skin removed)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch pyrex dish or casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix the sauce: in a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, lime juice and pepper sauce.
  3. Place the drumsticks in the pan. Spoon the sauce over the drumsticks and spread to cover the tops and the sides.
  4. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of hoisin sauce that is known to be free of gluten.
  • If you are not familiar with hoisin sauce, you'll be able to locate it in your market's Asian food section.
  • Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints per serving (2 drumsticks): 6
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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  • Marcia wrote:

    Followed the recipe exactly, and it was good, but most of the sauce kind of melted into the pan and there wasn’t a lot of Hoisen flavor on the drumsticks. Probably should have basted or something.

  • Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Az Kitchen wrote:

    Made this with chipotle ketchup instead of hot sauce… absolutely perfect! I bet this would taste good on wings too. My husband and son about licked their plates off when they found out there was no more. Great recipe!

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    These drumsticks look so damn tasty!! I can’t wait to get a few dozen on my plate 😉

  • Jaclyn wrote:

    I’m loving how simple these look – and delicious of course! That glistening sauce is seriously making me hungry!

  • Mle wrote:

    What brand of Hoisin sauce do you use?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      no idea… but any brand will do!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen wrote:

    Once again, congrats on the 100k followers on FB! And, who doesn’t love 1-hour chicken dinner recipes? Your recipe looks finger-lickin’-good, Lori! Thanks for sharing. Will be pinning!

  • Bea Long “The Bayou Lady” wrote:

    Happy 100,00!! That is quite the accomplishment and I love this simple but oh so delicious recipe!! Thanks Lori!!

  • Bea Long “The Bayou Lady” wrote:

    Happy 100,00!!! Yeah!!!!!!!! I love this simple and oh so delicious recipe!!

  • Des wrote:

    Congrats on 110K Lori! And I love these drumsticks. My family is obsessed with hoisin, if Kellan sees it out on the table it’s all he asks for! They would love this.

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking wrote:

    Congrats on 100K followers, Lori!! What a delicious meal to mark that milestone. I love that these drumsticks are so easy and have a lil’ spicy kick!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel wrote:

    These sound fantastic Lori! I love chicken and of course easy dinners 🙂

  • Maegan @ The BakerMama wrote:

    I have no doubt my family is going to love these when I make them! And I love how easy they are! Keep the easy family-friendly recipes coming! Congrats on 100K+ followers! You are awesome!

  • kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts wrote:

    You had me at yoga pants.
    Our whole family loves hoisin sauce, so this would be a big hit–with a side of rice and sauteed bok choy.


  • Tieghan wrote:

    100k! Wow, I cannot even imagine! Congrats!

    Loving this chicken. Hoisin is on of my favorite flavors to rub on chicken. The drumsticks look perfect!

  • Erin | The Law Student’s Wife wrote:

    I have everything I need to make these tasty little drummies in my fridge as I type. Love it Lorie. Thanks!!