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A quick and easy Korean BBQ sauce is the key in these Korean Glazed Chicken Drumsticks. You are going to want to put it on everything! 

Korean Glazed Chicken Drumsticks on  a black counter top.

The tangy flavors of Korean BBQ have been sweeping the nation for years now. We absolutely love it. I think I’ve mentioned several times that my dad lived in Korea as a young adult for a couple years so I’ve grown up fascinated by Korea in general.

When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived near a Korean restaurant and loved to go to it. We were usually the only non-Koreans in the restaurant and the waitress would question our orders because usually non-Koreans stuck to a limited menu selection. We had to convince her that we really did want to go out on a limb and try some of the more exotic choices. Good times.

Well, these drumsticks aren’t exotic by any means. It’s pretty  much BBQ chicken with an Asian twist in ingredients, but it is super delicious. These drumsticks are sticky and tasty and a bit spicy and they are just dang good.

Korean Glazed Chicken Drumsticks.

Watch the video where I walk you through every step of this recipe giving you a visual to go along with your cooking. I’ve even got some great tips for prepping chicken drumsticks. I have a whole YouTube Channel full of cooking videos for your drooling pleasure!

Bird's eye view of Korean Glazed Chicken Drumsticks.
A quick and easy Korean BBQ sauce is the key in these Korean Glazed Chicken Drumsticks. You are going to want to put it on everything!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the sesame oil and cornstarch.
  • Stir in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce is thick.
  • Spray a 4 sided baking sheet or 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Lay the drumsticks out on the pan and brush with the bbq sauce.
  • Bake in the 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 236mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
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