Honey Chicken Drumsticks with Carrot Fries

For nights where you don’t want to man the stove and would rather let the oven do the work, these honey chicken drumsticks are the perfect meal solution!

Honey Chicken Drumsticks with Carrot Fries: Easy Dinner that makes everyone happy!

Honey Chicken Drumsticks with Carrot Fries: Easy Dinner that makes everyone happy!

Chicken drumsticks are a recent discovery at our house. Well, they’ve been around forever, but until recently, my children insisted on not eating “chicken with bones.” Totally ridiculous if you ask me since we all know that the meat closest to the bone is most flavorful and juicy.

Their refusal led me to be stuck on a chicken-breast-rut; you know, where you find yourself making the same dozen recipes all made with chicken breast. The problem is that the meat isn’t as flavorful, and no matter how much we marinate or add sauce, the actual meat tastes pretty much the same –thanks, Ellen! Ellen is a blog reader that recently emailed to ask me to share something other than chicken breast recipes.

So, Ellen, this recipe is for you and anyone out there that needs a delicious change from chicken breast. Drumsticks are also more affordable, making this recipe ultimately budget friendly.

Honey Chicken Drumsticks with Carrot Fries: Easy Dinner that makes everyone happy!

The carrot fries recipe is from my cookbook, The Best Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet. Although, I have to tell you that I’ve modified the recipe so baking temperatures are the same, and you can cook both the chicken and carrots at the same time!

In this quick video, I also show you how to make this recipe step by step, and give you some pointers in case you want to prep the recipe ahead of time.

Isn’t it easy to make? Perfectly juicy and golden brown drumsticks are what you are getting with this recipe.

Do you have a favorite way to eat drumsticks?

Honey Chicken Drumsticks with Carrot Fries: Easy Dinner that makes everyone happy!

Honey Chicken Drumsticks with Carrot Fries

Honey Chicken Drumsticks with Carrot Fries: Easy Dinner that makes everyone happy!

Baked in the oven, these honey drumsticks are juicy and delicious. This is one recipe both kids and adults will love.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil or spray
  • 12 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with foil, and spray or grease it with olive oil.
  2. Arrange drumsticks onto the pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, Dijon mustard, salt, curry powder, and black pepper. Generously brush the honey mixture onto the chicken, making sure the entire drumstick is covered with the honey glaze. Save leftover for basting throughout baking.
  4. Bake, for 1 hour, basting half way through, until the chicken is browned and juices run clear, making sure the drumsticks were flipped around minute 40 for both sides to brown.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, wash, peel, and cut carrots into strips. Toss carrots with olive oil and salt in a large bowl.
  6. Once the chicken is finished cooking, remove from oven and cover with foil.
  7. Turn oven up to 450F and bake carrots for 10 minutes, until the thickest slices are golden and the tops are crispy.
  8. Turn oven up to 450F and bake carrots for 10 minutes, until the thickest slices are golden and the tops are crispy.
  9. Serve carrots with chicken drumsticks.

 

Leave a Reply 13 comments

Kristin - October 20, 2016 Reply

My kids love eating drumsticks (and usually making a huge mess). I usually make them with a lemon sauce or with bbq.

Madison - October 20, 2016 Reply

Ginger Garlic baked chicken drumsticks are my favorite! Will for sure try this recipe too. It looks delicious with the carrot fries.

Gabriela - October 20, 2016 Reply

I usually marinate the drumsticks in maple-dijon and add a chili-garlic sauce.

Daniela - October 20, 2016 Reply

Honey Balsamic Drumsticks. My kids love it.

Haley - October 20, 2016 Reply

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Drumsticks!!

Jenner - October 20, 2016 Reply

My family loves my Buttermilk Roast Chicken with Garlic or Garlic and Paprika Chicken. We love chicken drumsticks.

Tiffany - October 21, 2016 Reply

Love the carrot fries! They look amazing!

Pauline - October 21, 2016 Reply

My family loves chicken drumsticks (especially the kids!) Always love to try new recipe. This one is next.

Rebecca Thorne - October 24, 2016 Reply

My kids won’t touch the bones but as a kid my mom used to always make dark meat marinated in a jar of Italian dressing. Throw on the grill or in the oven, it was my go-to favourite dinner between ages 10 and 25. I can’t find the dressing in the UK so need to find a new alternative and this looks amazing!!

Lisa F - October 24, 2016 Reply

So, how do you cook them in the oven at the same time?? This reads like you first bake the drumsticks, and then you remove the chicken, up the temp, and bake the carrots on their own.

    Laura Fuentes - October 24, 2016 Reply

    When you remove the legs the first time, it is to flip them over, put back in the oven for the last few minutes to brown. The carrots will be on a separate pan or dish and will be cooking at the same time towards the end. I hope this helps!

Ashley S - October 24, 2016 Reply

I am making this now..but I don’t have any curry powder! I don’t even have the ingredients to make my own .i do have taco seasoning, or cumin. I wonder if I can use one of those..or maybe chili powder. Lol.just thinking what curry smells like and those spices seem to remind me of curry.

    Laura Fuentes - October 24, 2016 Reply

    Ashley, if you have 1/2 tsp turmeric + 1 tsp ground cumin powder + 1/2 tsp ground coriander powder + 1/2 red chili powder, you can make your own curry powder. Otherwise, substitute 1/2 tsp cumin + 1/4 teaspoon chili powder in this recipe. Enjoy!

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