Honey & Spice Chicken Drumsticks Recipe with AIP Option

So, I was all ready to release this amazing post today.  All I had left to do was snap a few photos to go along with the post.  Then, BAM, I was hit with the worst sinus infection I’ve had in years.  My head feels like it’s twice it’s size.  My nose is going back and forth from being stuffed up to running like a faucet.  Needless to say, I don’t feel much like taking the needed photos.  Heck, I don’t even feel like getting off the couch!

Instead of veering from my twice a week posts, I thought I’d share another recipe with you.  I’ve been saving this one for a rainy day.  Today is that day.

paleo honey and spice chicken drumsticks
Paleo Honey & Spice Chicken Drumsticks

This is my recipe for Paleo Honey & Spice Chicken Drumsticks.  The drumstick is my favorite part of the chicken.  I’ve loved them since I was a little girl.  I always joke that I must have hundreds of different recipes for chicken legs.  I eat them once or twice a week, with a new combination almost every time. These came out exceptionally well; so, I wanted to share them with you.

AIP Option: Omit the sriracha and black pepper

Honey & Spice Chicken Drumsticks Recipe with AIP option

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 2


  • 1/4 cup Sriracha homemade or paleo approved
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Aminos
  • 6 free range, organic chicken legs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 green onion, sliced, green parts only, for garnish


  1. Mix together first seven ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Place chicken legs in bowl and toss to coat with sauce.
  3. Once all chicken legs are thoroughly coated, place in fridge to marinate for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  5. Remove chicken legs from marinade and place on baking sheet, lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes,or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165° F.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Plate and sprinkle with green onion.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to do my planned post on Monday.  I’m hoping I feel better by then.  I think you’re going to love it!

Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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