These simple to make Soy Sauce Chicken Drumsticks are coated in a thick and sweet soy and stir fry sauce.
Baked in oven until the sauce thickens and caramelizes, this soy sauce chicken recipe is sweet and flavorful. Just a few ingredients are needed to make this tasty, Chinese inspired main dish. Serve it with white rice or noodles for a filling and satisfying meal.
Soy Sauce Chicken Drumsticks
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Soy Sauce Drumsticks
- These easy drumsticks are marinated in a sweet stir fry sauce, giving them a taste just like a Chinese restaurant would serve. Add a side of sticky white rice, some Stir Fried Broccoli and the meal is made!
- Chicken drumsticks are an economical cut of meat, making this meal easy on the pocketbook. What’s more, there are only 3 main ingredients in this recipe.
- Bake soy sauce drumsticks in oven, or cook them in the air fryer. Either way, they will turn out sticky, sweet and delicious!
Easy 3 Ingredient Recipe
CHICKEN – This recipe calls for chicken drumsticks, however don’t hesitate to try other pieces like wings, chicken breast, or thighs.
SOY SAUCE – Any generic brand of soy sauce will work for this recipe. Tamari will also work if soy sauce is not available, or if looking for a gluten free option. Can’t eat soy? Try using fermented coconut sap which has a similar flavor to soy sauce (it can be found in the health food aisle).
STIR FRY SAUCE – The choices are plentiful when choosing this sauce. Try one sweetened with honey, or garlic or even ginger. All of them will work as a delicious marinade.
VARIATIONS To make the sauce a little thicker, add a cornstarch slurry towards the end of cooking time.
How To Make Soy Sauce Chicken
- Combine sauces and marinate chicken.
- Bake as per the recipe below.
- Optional: Stir in a cornstarch slurry to thicken.
- Garnish and serve.
What To Serve With Soy Sauce Drumsticks
Tips & Tricks!
Prepare the chicken the night before and let it marinate in the refrigerator overnight. The extra time means extra flavor!
Instead of baking in oven, use the air fryer for a quicker cook time. Preheat the air fryer to 380°F and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for another 10 minutes.
Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or frozen for 2-3 months. To reheat, let drumsticks them thaw in the refrigerator, then place in a preheated 325°F oven for 25 minutes or until heated through.
Other Easy Chicken Recipes!
- Sweet & Sour Chicken – sticky and delicious.
- Honey Lemon Chicken – only 5 minutes to prep!
- Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips – for dinner or as an appetizer.
- Melt in Your Mouth Chicken – quick, easy and so tasty.
- Sweet Garlic Chicken Recipe – 30 minute recipe.
Soy Sauce Chicken Drumsticks
- 2 pounds chicken drumsticks
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ⅔ cup stir fry sauce
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch optional
- 2 green onions whites and greens divided
- Thinly slice the green onions dividing the whites and greens. Set the greens aside for garnish.
- Combine chicken, sauces, and green onion whites in a bowl or ziplock bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place chicken and sauce in a 9x13 baking dish.
- Bake uncovered for 30 minutes then flip chicken over and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
- Optional: Remove chicken from the baking dish and mix in cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water with the sauce. Put sauce mixture back in the oven and let thicken for 1-2 minutes.
- Once it has reached the desired consistency, pour over chicken and garnish with green onions.