Oven Roasted Orange Chicken Drumsticks


Servings 7
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 9
Difficulty Easy

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3.6 based on 27 ratings.


  • 2 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 3/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Large Orange
  • 10 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 Large Red Onion

Nutrition Information

Qty per
461g serve
Qty per
Energy 716.43067142857kcalcal 155.45468269049kcalcal
Protein 89.341042857143gg 19.385662873563gg
Fat (total) 33.357857142857gg 7.2381533959697gg
 - saturated 9.2432142857143gg 2.0056385092513gg
Carbohydrate 9.4037857142857gg 2.0404800947294gg
 - sugars 5.9957142857143gg 1.3009798420969gg
Dietary Fibre 1.5693857142857gg 0.3405331010561gg
Sodium 8446.6931714286mgmg 1832.8054047854mgmg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Chicken is always an easy mid-week family dinner, and these Oven Roasted Orange Chicken Drumsticks are great for adults and kids alike.

Easy to throw together and super delicious. This is one recipe you should definitely keep on hand for those nights you feel like getting take away.

If you’re making this for adults you can choose to add a bit more heat to the dish, but we’ve marked which items are optional for more sensitive children’s palettes.


  1. Preheat oven to about 200 degrees. Cut up the onion and orange into wedges and set aside

  2. In a bowl mix together the orange juice, zest, honey, pepper, salt, chilli (if you're including it). Whisk the mixture well.

  3. Spread the chicken drumsticks out in a non-stick or greased baking dish along with the orange and onion wedges. Pour the marinade on top, turning the drumsticks to coat them well in the marinade.

  4. Pop chicken in pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes, basting once or twice with the juices and turning, until the chicken is golden and crisp. When pieced, the juice from the chicken should be clear. You'll also notice the sauce will have thickened.

  5. Serve!

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