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Easy Honey Garlic Chicken

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"This chicken is good and garlicky with a hint of sweetness. The honey coating becomes rich, sticky, and crispy in the oven, but if you want to go healthier, remove the skins. This works well in the winter served hot, or make ahead and serve cold at a picnic. It's delicious right away, or for more flavor allow it to marinate over night."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 164 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 drumsticks)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine orange juice, honey, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add chicken; coat thoroughly. Place chicken, skin side down, in a baking pan. Reserve the honey mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes; remove from oven. Turn chicken skin side up; baste with honey mixture. Bake, basting once, until chicken is no longer pink and an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 30 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Chicken thighs can be substituted for chicken drumsticks.
  • I've used both garlic powder and 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced. It seems to have more flavor with the powder. You can also substitute a mild curry powder for the garlic powder.
  • If you choose to marinate the chicken, combine all of the ingredients in a large, resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for 8 hours to overnight.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sauce ingredients. The actual amount of sauce consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 164 calories; 5.7 g fat; 7 g carbohydrates; 20.2 g protein; 66 mg cholesterol; 227 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Very simple and subtly delicious! Followed the recipe but I just sprinkled a little pepper on the drumsticks. Recommend covering the pan during the second half of cooking time.

Most helpful critical review

I have to agree with another reviewer quite bland. I marinated all day and flavor hardly existed

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Very simple and subtly delicious! Followed the recipe but I just sprinkled a little pepper on the drumsticks. Recommend covering the pan during the second half of cooking time.

absolutely loved it. subsituted OJ for Traders Joe's organic strawberry, pineapple orange juice. I am not a fan of mustard, so used regular and only used half.

I have to agree with another reviewer quite bland. I marinated all day and flavor hardly existed

It was edible, but bland. I did not marinade it, but have tasted chicken with salt and pepper that had more flavor. I squeezed a clementine instead of the orange juice, and used spicy brown mu...

I love it! I used Amino Liquid instead of soy sauce. This is now one of my favs!

Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Haiku: "Not bad, but not wow. Marinated all day long, flavor didn't pop." I used 6 drumsticks and halved the recipe, using it as a marinade as mentioned in cook's notes...