Recipe: Honey, Soy and Ginger Chicken Drumsticks

Our kids love any food they can eat with their hands so these Chicken Drumsticks get a big thumbs up!


  • 1kg Free Range Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce (or Tamari for a gluten free option)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3-4cm piece of ginger, finely grated or minced (can be omitted or substituted for garlic if you prefer)


  • Place chicken drumsticks in a large bowl
  • Mix honey, soy sauce and ginger together
  • Pour sauce over chicken and allow to marinate (in the fridge) for 1 hour if possible
  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
  • Line a baking tray /dish with non stick paper and place drumsticks flat
  • Pour over the sauce
  • Bake chicken for 25 minutes, then pour off the sauce juices in to a glass jug, turn the drumsticks and and then pour over the sauce again
  • Bake for a further 20-25 minutes or until the skin turns dark brown on top and the juices run clear
  • Lining the baking tray will prevent the honey from burning and it makes for a much easier clean up!
  • On hot days when I don’t want the heat of the oven inside, we do this recipe in the BBQ. Use the same method but elevate the baking tray on a second, upturned baking tray, so that the tray isn’t sitting directly on the BBQ hotplate (they will burn otherwise) and close the lid of the BBQ. 
About Alison Clinch
Alison Clinch has 20 years marketing experience gained in small and medium size business. She is especially passionate about supporting local communities, communications, and brand management. In her role with The Free Range Butcher Alison is responsible for the company’s branding, promotion, advertising and website. Her experience in the kitchen and passion for good food also brings refreshing new ideas for our recipe suggestions. Initially working alongside her husband Ben at the farmers markets, Alison is more ‘behind the scenes’ now, and keeping busy with two young apprentices’ / kids, Tom and Georgia.

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