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
Calories 452 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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 heavy dashes white pepper
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  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 (3 g)
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5g 22%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 653mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 13.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 6g
Protein 64g 128%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.