Gluten-Free Peking Style Chicken

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Fingerlicking Peking Style Chicken. I know, the recipe sounds complicated, but it’s not. This dish originates from Beijing, and is traditionally made with a duck. I wanted to use chicken in this recipe because it is simpler and faster. To make this gluten-free exotic chicken dish is super easy. First mix the ingredients for the sauce, then coat the chicken and bake. How easy is that? The chicken has the tastiest sticky and sweet flavour just like the traditional Peking duck. To serve, add one of our delicious rice dishes or with a cucumber salad

To make this Peking style chicken recipe into an appetizer, use chicken wings and reduce the baking time by about 5 – 7 minutes. When entertaining a large crowd, the Peking style wings are always a huge hit. You will find more chicken recipes here->


  • ¼ cup liquid honey
  • 3 Tbsp. GF ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. GF Tamari sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. GF ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. GF ground cloves
  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 Tbsp. white or black sesame seeds (optional)
  • Note: To simplify this recipe you can substitute GF Chinese five-spice powder for the spices (cinnamon, cloves, coriander and black pepper)
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Whisk together honey, ketchup, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and spices in a baking dish that is large enough to hold the chicken without touching
  • Add chicken and coat well with the sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes
  • Remove foil, turn the chicken pieces over and bake for 20 - 25 more minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and has a sticky lightly charred coating
  • To serve, place chicken on a serving platter and spoon remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds
  • Note: For easy cleanup line the baking pan with parchment paper

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