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! |

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 298 kcal


  • 1 3/4 lbs or 6 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 of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of 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.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 20%
Saturated Fat 4.2g 21%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 965mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 7.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 36.5g 73%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.