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My Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks are a hit every time! With a sweet and tangy glaze these baked chicken drumsticks are a family friendly favorite.
My boy has always had a thing for bones. Ribs, chicken, doesn’t really matter. If there was a bone, he wanted it. Bone-in chicken is still one of his favorite things to eat, although nowadays he prefers to use a fork to get the chicken off the bone rather than gnawing it off like a barbarian.
My girl has taken a liking to chicken drumsticks only recently, as she was always the dainty one who preferred her meat to be cut for her into nice, bite-sized pieces. My husband loves pretty much anything I cook, he’s awesome that way, and me – well, I am pretty much just in love with these Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks.
Making a quick honey mustard sauce sounds pretty self explanatory right? Honey + Mustard = Honey Mustard. Well, for the most part it is. A good honey mustard dipping sauce is delicious with all kinds of chicken or pork, and typically it has mustard, honey, maybe some mayo or sour cream and a little vinegar for tang. This combo creates a luscious, creamy, honey mustard dipping sauce.
But it depends on how you plan to use it. For my Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks I like the sauce a little thicker and not so creamy so it will create more of a glaze, so I skip the mayo and vinegar, and add a couple of spices to the mix to add even more flavor to the chicken drumsticks.
Baking chicken drumsticks is pretty simple. First, decide whether you want skin on, or skin off. Personally with this recipe, we are strictly skin off kind of people. But if you want to broil the chicken for a bit, you should be able to get it to crisp up quite nicely.
Removing the skin is the most time consuming part of this whole recipe, and it may take all of 7 minutes. Don’t stress about getting every little bit, just get as much as you can.
Next lay out the chicken in a large baking dish. This recipe makes about 10-12 drumsticks and depending on the dish you use they may or may not all fit. But you can easily just use two smaller dishes. Season the drumsticks with salt and pepper and brush on the honey mustard sauce. It will take about 40 minutes to cook them all the way through, then at the end flip on the broil to get that lovely caramelization on the top.