27 Recipes – Honey Soy Marinaded Chicken Drumsticks



1/2 cup light soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
1-2 lemons
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
8 chicken drumsticks



  1. Juice the lemons. I used 2 lemons since the first one had very little juice. In total, I ended up with about a 1/3 of a cup
  2. Combine soy sauce, honey, lemon juice and garlic in a container big enough for the drumsticks and mix well
  3. Place the chicken drumsticks in the container in a single layer and put the lid onDSC09733
  4. Refrigerate, and turn every half hour for about 2 hours so the chicken can absorb the marinade. They can marinade for longer if you want, as well
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  6. Transfer the chicken and marinade to an ovenproof dish and cover with foil
  7. Cook drumsticks in preheated oven for 45 minutes, turning and basting with the marinade every 15 minutes. You’ll know they’re cooked when the juices run clear when the drumsticks are pierced in the thickest part.
  8. Remove from oven and drain off the excess marinade, which can be cooled and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days if you wish to reuse it
  9. If you want to reheat the drumsticks, preheat the oven to 140ºC, place the drumsticks in an ovenproof dish and reheat them for 10 minutes or until heated throughDSC09741

Serving Suggestions

I served dinner with baked potato and steamed veggies, but this would also work well with a simple pasta or salad as well.


My Thoughts
This was super easy to make. The marinade only took a couple of minutes, and you can pretty much leave everything to cook itself! I’ve always loved honey soy for stirfrys so I thought it would work well as a chicken marinade too, but turns out drumsticks don’t marinade as well as thigh or breast fillets. I’ve never been the biggest fan of drumsticks though, so no loss to me.

Michael’s Thoughts

Michael wasn’t overly fussed on this either. He thought the drumsticks didn’t have a lot of flavour considering the second lot was left for about 30+ hours, and that they weren’t as tender as marinade meat usually turns out.


This is recipe 5 of 27 in my attempt to try 27 new recipes before turning 28 on 19th June, 2014. This project was inspired by my 26 projects challenge from the last year, with a new little twist.

You can see recipe one here, two here, three here and four here


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