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Gochujang Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Spicy Gochujang. Easy-to-love chicken drumsticks. Throw in the oven for a simple, crowd-pleasing way to spice up dinnertime.   

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Gochujang Chicken Drumsticks
Servings: 4
Author: The Subversive Table
  • 8-10 chicken drumsticks about 2 lbs, depending on size
  • 1/4 cup Gochujang (Korean fermented chili paste)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp mirin (or rice wine)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  1. Whisk Gochujang, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, sesame oil, and garlic in large bowl.  Using a measuring cup, scoop 1/3 cup into a small bowl and set aside.  The reserved sauce will be used for the glaze later on.

    gochujang chicken drumsticks marinade in bowl with whisk
  2. Score chicken and add to the large bowl.  Mix well and set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.  Preheat oven to 350F/175C.  

    chicken drumsticks with score marks
  3. On a parchment lined baking sheet, add chicken drumsticks in an even layer. Place in the oven to bake.  

    chicken drumsticks with gochujang marinade on sheet pan
  4. After 15 minutes, brush the extra Gochujang sauce as a glaze. Keep brushing every 5 minutes or so until the chicken is fully cooked, about 25-30 minutes. When the chicken is fully cooked, broil for 5-8 minutes to get those charred, crispy bits.  

    Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion (optional). Serve immediately or at room temperature.  

    gochujang chicken drumsticks on sheet pan
Recipe Notes

*This recipes easily doubles or triples.