Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe – delicious tender roasted chicken drumsticks baked in a rich honey mustard sauce.

If you love rich dijon and stone ground mustard, and a slightly-sweet sticky honey glaze, you’re going to LOVE this delicious, easy chicken drumstick recipe!

This recipe is baked to crispy-crunchy perfection, and is keto and low carb diet approved (simply swap or omit the cornstarch), uses minimal ingredients, and is so easy, anyone can make it!

This chicken dish is great served with air fried broccoli, cauliflower rice, keto rolls, buttery soft dinner rolls, green beans and potatoes, and more!

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Honey Mustard Sauce

This honey mustard sauce is sticky sweet and so delicious – you’re going to want to pour it over pork chops, asparagus, pork tenderloin, chicken wings, and so much more!

  • 2 tbsps Whole Grain mustard 
  • 2 tbsps Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 tsp cornstarch 
  • ? tsp onion powder

Mix, and pour over meats, fish, chicken, or vegetables and bake until its golden brown and crunchy!

Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks

To make this recipe in a fraction of the time – even from frozen – please use the sauce below and follow the method described in our Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Drumsticks recipe.

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe can be baked, or air fried, so it’s easy to get delicious chicken drumsticks no matter how you’d like to prepare them!

To modify this recipe for your air fryer, please consult our air fried chicken drumsticks recipe or our Air Fryer Piri Piri Chicken recipe and use the Honey Mustard Sauce below in either method.

Crunchy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

The method below will help you to get extra crispy, crunchy drumsticks if you’d like to slightly modify from our recipe below.

Divide the mustard glaze in half – bake partway as listed below, and reserve the rest to baste drumsticks on a wire rack for extra crunch.

After 20 minutes of cooking as listed below, add chicken legs to oven on a cooling rack – over a baking sheet – about partway through cooking.

This helps to lift your chicken off the baking sheet, so air can move evenly around the chicken and crisp it instead of getting soggy in the butter that drips off.

Try to flip chicken drumsticks every 10 minutes to ensure it crisps evenly on all sides.

I prefer using tongs coated with heat resistant silicone coated tongs so they don’t stick to the chicken skin.

With a silicone brush, lightly brush chicken with mustard glaze, flipping its side each time you add another coat of glaze, about every 10 minutes until glaze is used up (which will take about 30 minutes.)

Other Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

We love delicious, easy chicken dishes here – we have a ton of delicious keto chicken dishes, and lots of other easy chicken favorites!

Our Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks has been a huge hit, along with our Creamy Keto White Chicken Chili RecipeOne Pot Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and MushroomsLemon Garlic Parmesan Baked Chicken Wings Recipe, and our Easy Baked Greek Chicken Thighs recipes!

You can find our complete chicken recipe archives here.

Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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Chicken thighs and broccoli on a white plate, coated with mustard.

Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe - delicious tender roasted chicken drumsticks baked in a rich honey mustard sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Drumsticks (about 8)
  • 2 tbsps Whole Grain mustard
  • 2 tbsps Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ⅛ tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Taste, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as desired. 
  4. Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray, and place drumsticks in the dish. 
  5. Pour half the sauce over drumsticks. 
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  7. Turn drumsticks over, pour other half of the sauce over top, Bake for another 20 minutes, turn, spoon sauce and juices over the top. 
  8. Bake for 10 - 15 additional minutes until sauce reduces and the drumsticks cooked through, golden, and saucy. 
  9. Remove from the oven, and serve.

Notes

Unless preparing as a keto dish, cornstarch should not be skipped, as the chicken will release juices, and the sauce will be too thin. If preparing keto, a guar gum slurry can be used.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 144mgSodium 233mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 28g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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