Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken

Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken

Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken is slow roasted and basted with a honey ketchup glaze that results in fall-off-the-bone deliciousness no one can resist!

Baked chicken legs on a platter

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We are big fans of chicken legs and wings in our house. My husband like them hot. I like them mild. And my children like them – plain.

They are not fans of spicy. And teriyaki just doesn’t agree with their taste buds.

My girlfriend Chrissy turned me on to this new flavor that even the pickiest eaters will love.

These baked honey barbecue chicken wings and legs are caramelized to perfection and have a sweet and sticky flavor that is just delicious.

The trick to the sauce thickening and caramelizing is heating the sauce on the stove top with a little cornstarch before pouring it over your chicken.

hand holding a baked honey chicken leg

What is honey barbecue chicken made of?

Honey Barbecue Chicken is a sticky and sweet chicken option that is tossed with a sweetened honey barbecue sauce made with just 6 ingredients in under an hour.

Spoon dripping sauce on chicken

How to make Barbecue Chicken

First, mix together the honey, olive oil, the garlic and a spoonful of ketchup to make up the tangy coating. Next, heat the sauce in a small saucepan until the thinned out.

In a separate bowl, mix the soy and cornstarch and stir until dissolved. Add cornstarch mixture to the pot and allow the sauce to thicken and bubble.

Prepare the chicken on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken and place the pan in the oven and bake the chicken for an hour at 350 degrees.

This chicken is perfect for a big party or for game day.

The sauce is also delicious on bone-in breast of chicken and there are many versions of this recipe swirling online.

After an hour in the oven, the chicken is ready to serve.

Pan of honey barbecue chicken legs

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Chicken leg wtih a bite taken out of it

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Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken

Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken is slow roasted and basted with a honey ketchup glaze that results in fall-off-the-bone deliciousness no one can resist!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken, Caramelized baked chicken
Servings: 6
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken legs, wings or drumettes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • On the stove top over medium heat add the olive oil, ketchup, honey and garlic in a small pot. In a separate bowl, add the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the soy sauce and mix until well incorporated.
  • Once the sauce in the pot starts to simmer, slowly pour in the cornstarch and soy sauce mixture and continue to stir until the glaze thickens considerably.
  • In a 9 x 13 inch Pyrex dish or foil lined baking sheet, arrange the chicken and season it with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake for one hour or until the chicken is caramelize, basting as needed.

Notes

This recipe was originally published on April 17, 2015 and updated in December 2019.
Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken | This easy to make honey barbecue chicken is easy to make in about an hour.

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