Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks

Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks stay deliciously moist when grilled—even with the skin removed. Minty sweet-and-sour dipping sauce adds a refreshing twist to "ordinary" grilled chicken. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and slices of fresh pineapple.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Gluten Free Diet Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 40 min 40 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 8 chicken drumsticks, (about 2 pounds), skin removed, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium. (No grill? See Broiler Variation, below.)

Step 2

To prepare dipping sauce, combine orange zest, orange juice, water, honey, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and coriander in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Whisk cornstarch and the remaining 1 teaspoon vinegar in a small bowl until smooth. Add to the saucepan and return to a boil, whisking until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in mint.

Step 3

Sprinkle drumsticks with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the drumsticks until crispy on all sides and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 15 minutes total. Serve the drumsticks with the dipping sauce on the side. Broiler variation: Position oven rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat broiler to high. Prepare sauce (Step 2). Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle drumsticks with salt and pepper (Step 3), then broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 15 minutes total.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 255
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 93mg
  • Potassium: 315mg
  • Sodium: 389mg
  • Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 other carbohydrate
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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