Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks – juicy, tasty, moist chicken marinated with amazing Thai flavors and baked to golden perfection. So good!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 366 kcal


  • 1 3/4 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro stems
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnishing
  • Thai sweet chili sauce, for dipping


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey or Thai palm sugar
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch turmeric powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Combine all the ingredients in Marinade, whisk to mix well to form a nice milky pale yellow mixture.
  3. Add the cilantro and garlic to the chicken, rub onto the chicken drumsticks with your hand. Add the Marinade to the chicken, mix to coat well and marinate for 30 minutes or best for two hours.
  4. Arrange the chicken on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve immediately with Thai sweet chili sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 1019mg 42%
Potassium 472mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.