Delicious Chicken in Hoisin Sauce
Hoisin sauce is one of my favorite sauces in my kitchen pantry. When it comes to Chinese recipes, there are three sauces that are staples: soy sauce, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce.
While I love the savory notes of soy sauce and oyster sauce, Hoisin sauce brings a completely new flavor profile to a dish. It’s savory, sweet and rich at the same time.
To sum up, a little bit of Hoisin sauce adds a lot of depth to the overall taste of any dish. I love it.
This baked hoisin chicken features the best sauce, making the chicken extremely juicy and savory while remaining tender as well. Most importantly, you have got to try it today at home!
Other Recipes with Hoisin Sauce:
Asian Hoisin Chicken
Previously, I shared my Hoisin chicken recipe — silky, smooth, and tender chicken breast in Hoisin sauce. This baked Hoisin chicken takes it to the next level, by roasting the Hoisin-marinated chicken drumsticks in an oven.
As a result, this baked recipe makes sure you have an extremely healthy meal to make at home.
I love Asian-flavored chicken, for example, the super popular and delicious ginger garlic baked chicken and honey lemongrass baked chicken.
Ingredients to Make Baked Hoisin Chicken
This extremely easy recipe takes practically 3 main ingredients:
- Hoisin sauce
- Soy sauce
Furthermore, you don’t even need to marinate it.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 351 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This meal is best served with steamed rice.
For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Baked Hoisin Chicken
- 1 1/2 lbs. chicken drumsticks
- 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 heavy dashes ground white pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F (207°C).
- Combine the chicken with Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper. Transfer the chicken to a baking tray lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the inside of the chicken is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Broil for 1-2 minutes to get a nice charred surface.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
I really want to share the photo of my chicken because it’s SOOO beautiful!! Thank you for the recipe! I would maybe add a little bit of heat and tang next time I make this! One thing I would like to ask is how to make the flavour to absorb to the inside of the chicken? Thank you!
Just marinate the chicken or scores the underside of the chicken.
Just noticed that the comments are from 4 years ago! This recipe however is timeless :) I sprinkled my drumsticks with some freshly roasted sesame seeds, black and white…YUUUUMMM!!!
Thanks for trying this baked hoisin chicken.
Love this. I used this recipe as a base. No sesame oil (too strong for me). I added fresh ginger, and chopped green onions, and Chinese five spice. My tummy is so happy. Taste exactly like sauce on Peking Duck! Now I have to go look for a store that sells duck.
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Will do! Thank you! :)
The flavors in this are amazing, love the combination!
Hi. This recipe sounds delish. Do u cover the chicken in foil first then take it off to let it brown or dont cover at all? Thx
I love the simplicity of this recipe…..amazing flavour!
Although marinating the chicken isn’t necessary, it does intensify the flavour if you let it sit for a bit. I have made this many times…love it! Thanks
can u still make this without the sesame oil?
Yes you can! :)
Put them in the oven like 10 mins ago. They already smell soo good!
Awww, thanks so much. I hope you like this baked hoisin chicken recipe.
Love the Hoisin ….
I used the Thigh meat on this, holds flavor very well and doesn’t dry out like breast…
Thanks for sharing
Hello. I made your recipe with chicken wings tonight. They were so delicious. My 15 month old and fiancé loved them. Thank you for a finger licking good chicken recipe!
Thanks Keke For trying my baked hoisin chicken recipe.
This is my little girl’s Favourite! And my favourite too as its so easy to cook;)
Love your recipe!
Thanks Rachel for trying my baked hoisin chicken recipe!