HONEY GARLIC BAKED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Ingredients:
4 lbs chicken drumsticks (or chicken legs)For the marinade2 Tbsp olive oil1 Tbsp sesame oil1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce2 Tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice)5 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup)6 cloves garlic (minced)1-inch ginger root (peeled and grated, or use 1/4 tsp powdered ginger)½ tsp black pepper (freshly ground)1 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions

medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the marinade and mix with a fork. Set aside.The best honey soy garlic chicken marinade in a white bowl with a spoon inside.Place the chicken in a Ziploc bag. Add the marinade. Expel as much air from the bag as possible and close. Marinate overnight and up to 24 hours, or at least several hours.Chicken legs in a Ziploc bag with marinade inside.If baking drumsticks immediately, massage them in the bag with the marinade for about 5 minutes. This will be sufficient to get a good amount of marinade and flavor inside the meat.Chicken legs in a Ziploc bag with the marinade massaged for better marinade penetration.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.Transfer the drumsticks and all of the marinade into a baking dish.Raw chicken legs, with the honey garlic marinade, inside a long white baking dish.Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 185°F and the drumsticks are nicely browned on top.Carefully remove from the oven and serve hot, with pan juices and your favorite side dish (e.g. mashed potatoes, rice, etc.)ENJOY!

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