Baked Honey Ginger Chicken

Baked Honey Ginger Chicken is an easy weeknight dinner recipe that takes only a few minutes to prepare and results in tender meat, crispy skin and big flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword baked chicken, baked chicken, easy, for a crowd, garlic, ginger, glazed, gluten free, honey, roast chicken, sheetpan, soy, weeknight
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 359kcal
Author Tristin Rieken


  • 4 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken legs or mixed chicken pieces
  • 5 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated, or 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • sprinkle fresh basil, scallions or chives


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix 3 tablespoons butter with ginger, garlic and soy.
  • Loosen skin with your finger and rub ginger butter under skin on all chicken pieces. Pat the skin dry with paper towels then brush with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare baking sheet by fitting it with a broiler pan or drying rack covered with aluminum foil. Pop air vents through foil and place chicken on sheet spacing pieces evenly and making sure not to crowd the pan.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake 25-35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle honey evenly over chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and roast 10 minutes more, or until temperature registers 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove and let rest 5 minutes before serving. Serve with rice or noodles and roasted vegetables.


Cool to room temperature then refrigerate up to five days or freeze up to 3 months.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 267mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg