Garlic Ginger Honey Baked Chicken

Yes, yes, yes!

This garlic ginger honey baked chicken is always a winner at dinner!!! Woohoo! I’ve been making this recipe for several times already and it never failed me. The chicken always turn out juicy, tender and moist. I love the sweet and salty combination of this recipe. Soy sauce and honey is a match made in heaven! I could eat a dozen of drumsticks in one go.

I usually make this when I’m lazy haha, yes, you got me… I was a bit lazy last night because of the  bed weather. It’s nearly summer here in New Zealand but it felt like Winter has never left. In fact, in the southern part of the country, it’s still snowing and it’s super cold.

It is also a time saver and an inexpensive dish! One pack of chicken drumstick in Pak n Save costs only $5.00 in some days, so we stock our freezer with it. Defrost it when I don’t feel like staying in the kitchen for a long time. Marinade – Put it in the Oven – Leave it for 20-30 minutes – Turn the chicken on the other side to cook – Come back for another 20-30 minutes and there you have a delicious Asian chicken dish!

My family loves this garlic ginger honey baked chicken with white steamed rice and coleslaw. Potato salad would be a nice side dish too. Have a go and let me know how it turn out to you!


1 kg. chicken drumsticks
1 piece ginger, (2 inch), peeled and julienned
6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
4 Tbsp soy sauce
2  Tbsp oyster sauce
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp sesame oil
white pepper and salt to taste
Pinch of Chinese five-spice powder, optional


1. Always rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels before adding the garlic and ginger. Gently rub them on the chicken to infuse the flavor. In a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients to the chicken and mix well. Make sure the chicken drumsticks are coated nicely with all the ingredients.

3. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. For best result, leave in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

3. Pre-heat the oven to 375F or 190C. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 25-30 minutes each side in the middle of the oven, or until the surface turn golden brown and the inside is cooked and tender. Leave it in the oven for a bit more for slightly charred outcome.

4. Serve and enjoy with family and friends!

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