Mustard-Glazed Drumsticks [Simple Recipe]

Good morning everyone!

In the last post I shared with you how easy it is to cook drumsticks in the oven. Chicken drumsticks can be a simple, affordable, and easy weeknight meal for the whole family to enjoy. Last time I suggested you brush your favorite bottle of marinade on the drumsticks and pop them into the oven. Today I want to ramp things up a notch and share with you a homemade marinade that is absolutely dynamite! Mustard-Glazed Drumsticks!

Now if you’re not a big fan of mustard, don’t worry. This blend has just enough tangy flavor from the mustard, and sweetness from a bit of sugar to make it taste like your own honey-glaze marinade. I admit that I tasted a dab of the marinade (pre-cooking) and was a bit worried because the flavors were strong! The vinegar was a punch to the palate and the soy sauce echoed with its own salty taste. “Is this going to work?” I wondered to myself and dipped each drumstick into the sticky marinade.

After 45 minutes of roasting in the oven I can tell you with 100% certainty… yes!!! It tastes fantastic! While cooking, the vinegar mellows out, the soy sauce becomes more muted, and the mustard caramelizes a bit to taste more like honey! In short, it’s divine.

So let’s jump right into the recipe, shall we?! ๐Ÿ˜€

Mustard-Glazed Drumsticks
Mustard-Glazed Drumsticks

Mustard-Glazed Drumsticks

Courtesy of: America’s Test Kitchen, “6 Ingredients or Less” Cookbook

Yields: 4 (but there was plenty of leftover marinade so make a bigger batch with the same amount of ingredients if you like!)


  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole-grain mustard (Like Grey Poupon)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 8 chicken drumsticks


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F). Place aluminum foil on a baking sheet.
  2. Combine the sugar, mustard, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar into a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. (It should look like a thick, sticky marinade).
  3. Mince the scallions. Save the green part for garnish, and store the white parts for another recipe. Set aside.
  4. Dip each drumstick into the mustard glaze and coat thoroughly and place onto the covered baking sheet.
  5. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes. Then flip each drumstick over and continue cooking for an additional 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven. Garnish with chopped green scallions and serve hot. Enjoy!

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