Easy Honey Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is just as delicious using any part of the chicken! I have even added in some grape jelly and ketchup to the tomato sauce and couple of seeded jalapeno peppers for heat, you can adjust the sauce to the sweetness that you desire.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season chicken legs with seasoning salt and pepper.
  2. In a fry pan with oil, brown the chicken legs on all sides.
  3. Place the chicken legs in a greased casserole dish.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped onions and garlic (if using).
  5. In a bowl combine all remaining ingredients; mix well, and then pour over the chicken (mix slightly to coat the chicken legs).
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until the chicken legs are done.
  7. *Note* if you find that the sauce is too thin at the end of cooking, place the chicken in a large bowl, and transfer the sauce to a saucepan to boil down and reduce slightly for about 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

I used this recipe for a medival feast for 45 hungry children! I used all chicken drumsticks, skin on, and the children gobbled it up in a heart beat. Thank you for another lovely dish!

Siguanas July 12, 2010

I used 3 jalapenos instead of the green pepper, and discarded the seeds and pith. It gave the sauce a little zing in with the sweetness, and we liked the contrast very much! I used a whole chicken cut up instead of the legs, as we all like different parts of the bird. I had to cook it in the oven for 1 hr. for the breast to be done, and it turned out tasty and tender! I see myself experimenting with this sauce on ribs, chops and pork tenderloin next! Made for Zaar Stars Tag Game 3/09 Linda

Linda's Busy Kitchen March 17, 2009

I made this for my family tonight and we really enjoyed it. There were a few things I did different and it still turned out great. I used chicken parts instead of pieces and also used a bar-b- q rub for my chicken which I found as another recipe. I also added a little ginger and lemon juice to the sauce and and took another reviewer's advice and added some teriyaki sauce and some teriyaki glaze/marinade. Did not have any green peppers but that did not matter. I also did not brown my chicken first, I just put in the oven for half hour then added the sauce and returned it back to the oven to finish cooking. At the end I mixed a little cornstarch with water and added it in to thicken the sauce. I used five pounds of chicken and my family devoured it. Will definitely use again. Maybe next time I'll try using smokey paprika to see what that'll be like. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It's a winner

andersonk1002 May 20, 2008