Sticky Honey Soy Chicken


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Sticky Honey Soy Chicken is everything you want in a chicken dish. It is savory and sweet and sticky and delicious. It is also low carb and perfect for people on a Keto diet or just watching your carbs.

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken on a plate sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped parsley.

This Sticky Honey Soy Chicken dish great recipe because it’s low carb and delicious. Making it with chicken legs and thighs makes it very economical too.

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What We Love About This Recipe

This Sticky Honey Soy Chicken makes one of the most delicious and juicy chicken recipes.

  • 15 Minute Prep: In just 15 minutes, you can have this easy recipe in the oven, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Easy Ingredients: The simple ingredients are all found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Your kids are going to love the sweet flavor from the honey and the sticky sauce.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-cal.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Great for lunch the next day, or another dinner.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken: Eight pieces of bone-in chicken such as chicken legs and chicken thighs
  •  Soy Sauce: You can use a low sodium soy sauce if you prefer
  • Sugar free Honey: Such as Health Garden’s xylitol honey sweetener
  • Ginger paste: Not ginger seasoning; it has all the flavor of fresh ginger
  • Sesame oil: This oil adds a lot of rich flavors to the chicken; however, you can use olive oil or avocado oil
  • Lemon: Cut into slices, lemon juice adds a real brightness
  • Chopped Parsley and sesame seeds: For garnish
Sticky Honey Soy Chicken on a plate sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped parsley.

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Baking Dish

How to Make Sticky Honey Soy Chicken

These are the basic steps for making Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Layer the lemon slices on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.

a collage of 4 images showing how to make the sauce for the chicken.

STEP 2: MIX

Then, in a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, ginger paste and sesame oil. Divide the mixture into two separate bowls. Next, place the chicken on top of the lemon slices in the baking dish, and brush with ½ of the sauce mixture.

a collage of 4 images showing how to prepare the Sticky Honey Soy Chicken for baking.

STEP 3: BAKE

Bake the sticky chicken recipe for 40 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. Drain the drippings from the baking dish into a saucepan over medium-high heat on the stove. Finally, add in the other half of the sauce, and simmer down until the sauce is thickened. Pour the sauce over the chicken and place the chicken under the broiler for several minutes before serving. Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

a collage of 4 images showing the final steps for making Sticky Honey Soy Chicken.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Prepare the sauce ahead of time and have it ready to go in an airtight container in the fridge.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to five days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the chicken pieces in the freezer by wrapping them well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or store in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Sticky Honey Soy Chicken

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALHTIER?

Use a low sodium soy sauce.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT SWEETENERS?

Of course, try a sugar substitute like maple syrup for the honey.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make the amount you need for meal prep for your whole family, or make a single serving by adjusting the recipe card below.

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken on a plate sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped parsley.

Expert Tips for Making This Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Recipe

  • Add Green Onions: Top with green onions for a pop of freshness.
  • Lemon: Finish with a little fresh lemon juice.
  • Variation tip: Chicken breasts can be a substitute for the dark meat, cut chicken into pieces and bake.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a great way to make this perfect meal. Drumsticks take 18 to 20 minutes in the air fryer at 400 degrees.
  • Extra Marinade: Make extra sauce for on top of white rice or more sauce for the chicken.

What to Serve with Sticky Honey Soy Chicken

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Sticky Honey Soy Chicken

Corinne Schmitt
Sticky Honey Soy Chicken is everything you want in a chicken dish. It is savory and sweet and sticky and delicious. It is also low carb and perfect for people on a Keto diet or just watching your carbs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 24 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 8 pieces Chicken bone-in legs and thighs
  • cup Soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar free honey
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 1 Lemon cut into slices
  • Chopped parsley and sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Layer the lemon slices on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, ginger paste and sesame oil. Divide the mixture into two separate bowls.
  • Place the chicken on top of the lemon slices in the baking dish, and brush with ½ of the sauce mixture.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Drain the drippings from the baking dish into a saucepan over medium high heat on the stove.
  • Add in the other half of the sauce, and simmer down until the sauce is thickened.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and place the chicken under the broiler for several minutes before serving.

Notes

 
  • Add Green Onions: Top with green onions for a pop of freshness.
  • Lemon: Finish with a little fresh lemon juice.
  • Variation tip: Chicken breasts can be a substitute for the dark meat, cut into chicken pieces and bake.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a great way to make this perfect meal. Drumsticks take 18 to 20 minutes in the air fryer at 400 degrees.
  • Extra Marinade: Make extra sauce for on top of white rice or more sauce for the chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 541mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.2mg
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