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 Peking-style recipe because it is simpler and faster. 

The simple details for Peking style chicken recipe!

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? 


peking-style chicken drumsticks in a bowl


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. 


chicken drumsticks in Peking sauce over rice


The Peking-style wings are always a huge hit when entertaining a large crowd or during sports events like the Super Bowl. Enjoy!

You will find more gluten-free 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)
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  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. The pan should be large enough so that the chicken pieces are not touching
  • Whisk together honey, ketchup, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and spices in the baking pan
  • Add the 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 15 - 20 minutes longer, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and has a sticky lightly charred coating
  • To serve, place chicken on a serving platter and spoon the sauce from the pan over the chicken pieces. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds
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    Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 30 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 4