Chicken drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks

This Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks recipe is a ideal, effortless way to make baked chicken legs in the oven. With a magical 4 ingredient sauce, no marinating essential, these chicken drumsticks are golden, sticky and everybody loves them!

Plus an optional side of buttery, crispy smashed potatoes for a drumsticks dinner made on a single tray!

Sticky Baked Chicken Drumsticks recipe

This baked Chicken Drumsticks recipe is one of people gems that you’re going to want to maintain in your back pocket. Here’s why you’re going to adore it and make it over and more than again:

  • Unbelievably easy – just spoon sauce over the chicken legs and bake
  • Magical 5 ingredient Honey Mustard Sauce
  • They roast superbly so they’re sticky and golden
  • The flavour is universally pleasing. It’s not too sweet, not as well salty, it’s finger lickin’ good!

Chicken legs and drumsticks are the identical thing. Everybody’s favourite portion of Roast Chicken!

What you need for Honey Mustard baked chicken legs

Here’s all you need to have – chicken legs, plus 4 basic components for the magical Honey Mustard Sauce:

  • Dijon mustard (or other plain mild mustard)
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Cornflour / cornstarch*

There are very couple of sauces in this globe that taste so fantastic with so number of ingredients. And it coats the chicken legs so well, making them superbly sticky!

* Without cornflour, the sauce is super watery because of all the chicken juices.

How to make baked chicken legs

Pop the chicken legs on a tray, spoon above sauce and bake!

In this recipe, I’ve finished the meal with a side of crispy smashed potatoes made on the identical tray. In purchase to do this, I’ve designed a “barrier” in between the chicken and potatoes using foil. This tends to make for simpler cleansing up and stops the chicken juices leaking above to the potatoes which makes them soggy alternatively of crispy!

To prepare the potatoes rapidly, I just microwave them. Then place on the tray, squish, drizzle with butter or oil. Together, the potatoes and chicken legs 50 to 60 minutes to bake to perfection – crispy potatoes and sticky chicken legs with tender flesh.

How long does it take to cook drumsticks in the oven?

Sticky drumsticks like this take 50 minutes to cook in the oven at 180°C/350F. This can make them caramelised on the outdoors with tender flesh.

Some recipes will say to bake them at a higher temperature (220°C/425F) for close to 30 minutes. While they will cook through in this time, I discover that the flesh is a bit also chewy for my taste.

Sticky drumsticks AND crispy potatoes!

And here’s how they come out – sticky and saucy drumsticks on one side, and crispy potatoes on the other side!

One particular tray winner winner chicken dinner!

  • Sticky baked chicken drumsticks
  • Honey Mustard Sauce AND
  • crispy smashed potatoes.

Throw on a side of steamed veggies of decision and dinner is accomplished.

Energetic effort time: just in excess of ten minutes.

Marinating time: Zero

Deliciousness rating: Effectively, let’s put it this way. There’s a reason why there’s only seven drumsticks in the photo above when the recipe calls for 8…. Truthfully, I have the self manage of a child. It’s a disgrace.

– Nagi x

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More terrific baked chicken drumstick recipes

  • Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
  • Drumsticks with Chinese Plum Sauce
  • Jamaican Jerk Drumsticks
  • Greek Chicken (make this with drumsticks instead of thighs)

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