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Crispy Honey Lime Chicken Drums

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Universal
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author ChihYu


  • 10 pieces of chicken drums skin on please
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  • [Chicken Marinate]
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp Tamari soy sauce
  • tbsp Asian cooking wine Michu or Japanese sake
  • Sprinkle about 1 tsp salt and chili powder
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
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  • [Sauce]
  • 2 tsp good honey
  • 1 and half freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbsp hot chili pepper sauce I use a brand called A&B American style pepper sauce


  • Marinate the chicken drums in EVOO, sesame oil, tamari, wine, salt, chili powder, and black pepper for at least 20-30 minutes (about 10-15 mins each side).
  • Heat the oven for 450-460 F and bake the first side for 25-30 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to 440-450 F and bake the flip-side for 20 minutes.
  • [By then the chickens are cooked but won’t be crispy enough so let’s repeat steps 2 and 3 on a lower temperature setting.]
  • Whisk the honey lime chili sauce together in a small bowl.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven & brush the drums with honey lime sauce.
  • Send the drums back to the oven in 430-440 F and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Flip the drums to the other side of the skin and bake for an additional 15 minutes to brown the skin both sides.
  • Remove from the oven and brush over the rest of the honey lime chili sauce.
  • Your efforts and hard work are rewarded. Enjoy my friends & watch the drums disappear quickly in front of your eyes !!