Sunday, May 27, 2012

Asian Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Holy cow this recipe is so tasty and good for you too! the recipe is from Skinny Taste

8 medium chicken drumsticks, skin removed
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup water
1 tsp Sriracha hot sauce (in the Asian section- you can add more if you like things hotter)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 tsp sugar
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp ginger, grated
2 tbsp chives or scallions, chopped
1 tsp sesame seeds

In a heavy large saucepan, brown chicken on high for 3-4 minutes with a little olive oil. Add water, balsamic, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger, hot sauce and cook on high until liquid comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for about 20 minutes. Remove cover and bring heat to high, allowing sauce to reduce down, about 8-10 minutes, until it becomes a thick glaze, turning chicken occasionally.

Mine didn't get too thick so I added a little of the liquid to some cornstarch and then added it back in and it helped thicken it up. (Keep an eye on glaze, you don't want it to burn when it start becoming thick) Transfer chicken to a platter and pour glaze on top. Top with chives/scallions and sesame seeds and serve. Serve with rice.


Annessa said...

I'm trying this with the bone-in chicken I got on sale!

Roberthussy said...

These Asian inspired drumsticks are finger lickin' good! It's hard to believe they are low in points (my husband kept asking me if they were WW friendly as he cleaned the bones!) The glaze would also be great with thighs or wings. I served this with steamed vegetables to make this a complete low fat meal and drizzled the remaining glaze over the vegetables. Also would be wonderful over rice. Thighs would also work great in this recipe, but chicken breast would get too tough. If you must, remove chicken breast after 15 minutes, then allow the sauce to reduce down.