Honey Lemongrass Baked Chicken Recipe

Honey Lemongrass Baked Chicken – honey & lemongrass marinated chicken baked to golden perfection. So easy and yummy for the entire family.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Honey Lemongrass Baked Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 291 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • One lemongrass, top part trimmed off
  • garlic, peeled and chopped
  • Marinade:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce or fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 dashes white pepper
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Cut the lemongrass into small rings, then use a mortar and pestle to pound them lightly. This will help release the aromas and wonderful fragrance of the lemongrass. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can use the back of your knife to pound them.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Add the lemongrass and garlic to the chicken and gently rub them on the chicken. Add all the Marinade ingredients to the chicken, stir to mix well so the chicken drumsticks are nicely marinated with all the ingredients. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or best for a few hours.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 375F. Line the chicken on a tray lined with baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes in the middle of the oven, or until the surface turn golden brown, slightly charred, and the inside is cooked through. Transfer the chicken out, keep the tasty juices that seep out from the chicken, and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If there are burnt lemongrass and garlic on the chicken, scrape them off before eating.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Lemongrass Baked Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 757mg33%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.