Honey Lemongrass Baked Chicken

Baked honey and lemongrass-marinated chicken served with a side of steamed vegetables. Easy and delicious for the whole family to enjoy.

Lemongrass is one of my favorite ingredients because I grew up in Southeast Asia. Aromatic lemongrass permeates even the most basic recipes, transforming them into something special.

Consider recipes like Malaysian Chicken Satay, Thai Tom Yum Soup, and Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken. Without the aroma of lemongrass, they wouldn’t be nearly as unique or delectable.

Simply sipping on a honey-lemongrass drink brings me back to the tropics of Southeast Asia!

Lemongrass has been successfully grown in my friend’s garden, and because she knows how much I enjoy it, she made me a big lunch.

On that particular day, I happened to have a few frozen chicken drumsticks, so I decided to bake them in honey lemongrass sauce.

As a side note, my fussy eater son has recently started eating chicken drumsticks, and he loves eating the meaty part of the drumsticks like a carnivore while making a funny face.

When he bites into the succulent drumsticks, he acts out most adorably.

This ginger garlic-baked chicken recipe is a minor tweak on one of my most popular ones, and it’s effortless to make.

Because of the lemongrass, you get an entirely different flavor profile than you would if you used ginger.

This is what lemongrass looks like when the top portion of the stalk is removed. Lemongrass is no longer a complicated item to find, as it can now be purchased at most supermarkets and food stores.

It’s time to try a new ingredient in your cooking repertoire, so stock up on some honey lemongrass baked chicken the next time you’re at the grocery store. Enjoy!

What is the average number of calories in one serving?

  • Each serving of this recipe contains only 291 calories.

With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?

I’ve compiled a collection of recipes that are both healthy and quick enough to prepare on a weeknight.



  • One lemongrass, top part trimmed off
  • 4 garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken drumsticks


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tbsp. oyster sauce or fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 dashes white pepper
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Lemongrass can be minced using a mortar and pestle. Lemongrass has a beautiful scent, which will help bring out its aromas. For those without a mortar and pestle, you can pound them with the back of a knife.
  2. After rinsing, use paper towels to pat the chicken dry. Apply a light coating of olive oil to a clean, dry rag and massage it over the chicken. Combine the marinade ingredients with the chicken drumsticks in your large bowl and stir thoroughly. Allow at least 30 minutes, if not many hours, to marinate.
  3. Make sure your oven is at 375°F (190°C) before you begin cooking. Bake chicken for 40 minutes, or until the outside is golden brown, slightly charred, and cooked inside. Line the chicken with a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Remove the chicken from the pan, reserve the pan juices, and serve right away.


  • Before eating, remove any charred lemongrass and garlic from the chicken.
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