Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

 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!
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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!

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  1. Lori Leeper says:

    These look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! 🙂

  2. Kimberly says:

    Thanks for sharing! These look amazing! Pinning. 🙂

  3. Pinned! These sound amazing ! 🙂

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  4. These look amazing!!! Pinning to try. Just a note – you might want to personalize your Shareaholic buttons, so that you get credit for your tweets. 🙂 (http://www.tigerstrypes.com/blog-credit-tweets/)

  5. seems delicious and easy to make.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. Cynthia C says:

    Everyone in my family would enjoy these.

  9. rochelle haynes says:

    Looking good and tasty love to try this

  10. Marthalynn says:

    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!

  11. This looks like a yummy recipe. Bet this would work great with chicken thighs too.

  12. Gail Williams says:

    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.

  13. Love the flavors in this. Good for parties.

  14. Jerry Marquardt says:

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

  15. Holly Thomas says:

    Yummy!! I am going to make these for my husband’s birthday.

  16. omg these looks so good

  17. Amanda Skeens says:

    Whoa I’m going to try this tonight

  18. 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.

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

  20. DENISE LOW says:

    thank you for sharing. The spicy honey glazed chicken looks delicious.

  21. Sally Wilsey says:

    this sounds so good for movie night or a quick dinner with salad and roasted veggies.

  22. donna porter says:

    This sounds easy to make so this will be on my dinner list for next week.

  23. Lyndsey R. says:

    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!

  24. Anita Duvall says:

    I think I can do this!! I would make the scratch sauce and use this on wings for the Super Bowl. Thanks for the recipe!

  25. Judy Calloway says:

    Looks good , really good! I’m going to make them. Thank you for the recipe! Can’t wait!

  26. Kayla Norris says:

    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

  27. 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!

  28. Sandra McFadden says:

    I would love to use this recipe on wings for the Super Bowl.

  29. Those look delicious! The glaze is tempting 🙂

  30. Deb Gotham says:

    Yummm….These look so good and seem simple to make. Thanks!

  31. Kelly Wach says:

    OMG these look so easy to make, and they would be perfect for Superbowl party.. ( Hoping my Packers are in it)

  32. Debbie Campbell says:

    This is going on my dinner menu for next week. I love the spicy and sweet combination.

  33. Linda Meranda says:

    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.

  34. These look really good. Nothing is too spicy for my husband.The hotter the better.

  35. I like your sauce. And, yes perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl!
    Or anytime..really.
    I’d use on wings and breasts too.

  36. 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.

  37. those are great a nd then i like to have some of them and then i would make a bunch of them and put them in the freezer

  38. That sounds okay. I only eat boneless, skinless chicken breast. I’ll try it on that.

  39. Cynthia Hilliard says:

    I am trying this tonite! Yummy!

  40. I love spicy food.The food bank here gave me a HUGE turkey.I cut it up into meal sized portions to freeze.I will do this recipe for the parts.Turkey is way too bland!

  41. Geri Sandoval says:

    Great recipe…the family going to enjoy these!

  42. Nancy Burgess says:

    Looks delicious my family would love this.

  43. ERICA WEAVER says:

    oh yes nothing says fotball and spicy chicken this looks so good

  44. Michelle Elizondo says:

    Looks delicious.

  45. my husband would love theses ty

  46. Bethany Suire says:

    Wow! These look amazing!

  47. Terry Poage says:

    They sound so good and not to hard to make. Thanks for sharing.

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