Juicy 6-Ingredient Sticky Baked Chicken Recipe Is Worth the Napkins by Donna John

Juicy 6-Ingredient Sticky Baked Chicken Recipe Is Worth the Napkins

Put a lot of napkins on the table when you serve this sweet and sticky baked chicken recipeYep, it's finger lickin' good! It's like a combination of barbecue chicken and Asian sticky chicken. (Is your stomach growling yet?) The simple five-ingredient sauce has honey and brown sugar, so it makes the outside of the chicken sticky and irresistible. 

For this six-ingredient recipe you'll nee bone-in chicken pieces, ketchup, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic powder. The sauce ingredients are brought to a boil in a saucepot, then poured over the chicken that's been seasoned with salt and black pepper. Bake for about one hour or so or until chicken is cooked through and dinner is done. 

Serve this sticky baked chicken with a salad and your favorite vegetable. The whole family will love this easy chicken recipe. The recipe can easily be cut in half. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 3 - 4 pounds bone-in chicken pieces
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the ketchup, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic powder in a pot. Bring to a boil then immediately remove from the heat.
  2. Put the chicken into a baking pan. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken and turn to coat all sides.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, turning the chicken over halfway through the cooking time, until chicken is cooked through. (Cooking time will depend on amount and size of chicken pieces.) Baste with the sauce occasionally.

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Napkins $2 & Up
Baking Pans
Baking Pans $8 & Up
Ketchup $2 & Up
Honey $3 & Up
Soy Sauce
Soy Sauce $3 & Up
Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
My stomach is definitely growling, Donna John . Wow, does this look delish! 😍
Out of this world flavor here.
This was amazing. Wow! Making it again tonight for my guests!!!
Donna John
You made my day! Love hearing that.
Jacqueline Kamin
Hi! Wondering how this might shift if I only have boneless chicken on hand. Looks delish!
Donna John
Sure! Just reduce the cooking time because boneless cooks faster.
Donna what can I use in place of honey? I just was ready to make it & realized I don't have it.
Also would Worcesterhire sauce replace soy sauce
Donna John
You could use maple syrup or molasses, though it would change the flavor a bit. But would still be delicious! Not sure if Worcestershire sauce would be a great replacement for the soy. There's a lot of soy in it. Worcestershire sauce is used sparingly. Maybe tamari or coconut aminos? Hope that helps! grammieraine
Sherri L Spake
Could you use a whole chicken for this recipe?
Donna John
You could. But because of the high sugar content and whole chicken taking longer to cook, I would cover it with foil. Cover at the end to brown it. Let us know how it turns out!
Lisa B
Can you use an air fryer?
Donna John
I'm not a big air fryer person, though I do have one. I'm sure you could cook it in the air fryer. If you try it, let us know how it turns out.

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