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Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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 Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

A yummy appetizer – Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Here’s a fabulous “game day” appetizer to nibble one. Although I love this one any time but it’s always even more popular during football season. These Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks are so easy to make, you can either do a sauce from scratch or use a store bought sauce that you like. We’ve made some suggestions on the ones we like to use.

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If you use a store bought sauce you don’t have to make these too far ahead of time. Even if you make your own sauce it’s still a quick way to make this delicious Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks.

Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Legs

Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Legs


  • Chicken legs
  • Onion powder, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Favorite barbeque rub (any kind works or use Season All)
  • Moore's Honey BBQ Wing Sauce (or Frank's Red Stingin Honey Garlic Sauce for some major hotness)

Homemade Sauce ingredients, combine for your own sauce

  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 2-3 cloves garlic grated or pressed
  • 5 teaspoons cayenne-based hot pepper sauce such as Louisiana Hot Sauce or Franks
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking pan by lining with foil (for easier cleanup). Place a baking rake inside the pan. A roasting pan with rack is perfect.
  3. Add a small amount of water to the baking pan. (The steam will help keep chicken nice and tender).
  4. Season chicken with the onion and garlic powder. Sprinkle with your favorite rub or Season All - both sides.
  5. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on size of drumsticks.
  6. Remove from oven and brush with the Moore's Honey BBQ Wing Sauce.
  7. Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes. Sauce will thicken and turn sticky.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to set for 5 mins.
  9. Serve with a full stack of napkins and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

I love mine spicier than my hubby does so sometimes I add a bit more sauce to mine or when making my own version of sauce I just separate a bit of the sauce and add more Franks Hot sauce or a bit of cayenne. No matter how hot (or not) you like these drumsticks are a darn tasty snack. Add a side of veggies and it becomes more of a meal, it really is fabulous for parties whether it’s a get together or football Sunday.

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If some are finding it a bit too hot for their liking cool it down with a dip. Personally I just like plain sour cream but a blue cheese dip goes just as well with these as it does with hot wings, that’s if you like that kind of dip. We’re not fans of blue cheese but I always make sure I have something on hand to dip these tasty Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks just in case.

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They are so yummy but fair warning these Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks are sticky so be prepared for some finger licking good food. Just have those napkins on hand or a good ole finger bowl. What other ways do you like to cook chicken? Feel free to share we love to hear from you. If you try this recipe let us know!

By on January 13th, 2017

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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49 thoughts on “Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe”

  1. This seems like it would be delicious. Chicken drumsticks are such an inexpensive cut of meat but I rarely buy them because I never know what to do with them; this recipe will definitely help!

  2. Yours look great. I make almost exactly the same thing, but I am forced to use Sriracha Sauce in it too because the men around here eat everything slathered in it at all times. fortunately, it’s really good.

  3. These look so good! I love trying drumstick recipes because it’s such an affordable protein. We have a smoker that we love using to give our meat that rich flavor. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  4. This recipe sounds amazing. Since I do not eat beef or pork, just mainly chicken, fish and turkey, this is an easy go to recipe for a quick meal for my husband and I. Thanks for sharing.

  5. The Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe look delicious. I cannot believe the flashback, I can barely wait to try this nice recipe out.

  6. These look as if they would definitely be a hit with most of the family, but would probably have to tone them down a bit for the grandchildren to eat.

  7. Yummy! I am usually not a huge fan of chicken on the bone, but this drumsticks recipe sounds absolutely delicious! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. This sounds delicious. I love Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce so I would probably try a batch with that sauce. This may be a new go-to recipe for me! Serve with some rice and broccoli this would be perfect!

  9. I just bought my husband the kamado joe smoker. This recipe will get some use. And hoping I win the amazing shark mop so I can clean while he cooks :). Awesome giveaway. Love shark products. Thanks for chance

  10. I’m not into the games, but I sure do love game day food. This looks so good, and I love you can change up the sauces for different tastes. I’d love to try it!

  11. Great budget recipe since I’m always stocking up on legs when on sale. Thanks for the recipe. Hubster & I eat alot of chicken. Now I’m hungry.

  12. We are looking for more ideas for the big football party we are having. I don’t like chicken wings but this would be a perfect way to get that same taste.


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