Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Asian Glazed Drumsticks

Hello friends!

Remember a few posts ago we made this dry erase menu board for the fridge?
 So that when we get home and open the fridge, 
we can no longer say "ugh there is nothing to make for dinner" 
because we have a list right there! 

The first thing on our list is Asian Glazed Drumsticks.
My cousin, Arlene, over at Three Divas and a Dad, shared this recipe. 

Ok, I love Asian food and I love chicken. 
But those that know me, know that I have weird issues
 with bones, chicken skin, and dark meat. 
I decided to put my big girl panties on and try it!

You will need:
chicken drumsticks- 6
Olive Oil spray
 water- 1 cup
Sriracha-1 tbsp
Balsamic Vinegar- 1/2 cup
Soy sauce- 1/2 cup 
Sugar- 4 tsp
Garlic- 2 tsp
Ginger- 1 tsp
Green onions- 1 sliced
Sesame Seeds- 1 tsp



First, you have to...remove the skin from the chicken. 
This part was really a test for me. 
I almost asked my hubby twice to do this part for me.
But, I sucked it up and did it!!!

Spray your skillet with Olive Oil and start browning the chicken on high heat.

Whisk together the water, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger, and sriracha.

Pour the mixture in with the chicken and cook on high until mixture comes to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 20 minutes.
 Remove cover and bring heat to high. 
Your sauce will begin to reduce in about 10-15 minutes. 
Turn chicken occasionally. 

We served ours over rice and topped with the onions and sesame seeds.
I found that a lot of the chicken came off the bone during cooking, so I served that separately. 
(That was my gift from the food Gods for getting over the chicken skin phobia!)

My hubby, who was not too excited about this dish at first, absolutely loved it!
I LOVED the glaze and will definitely make this on pork next time.

Oh the best part of this recipe...
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 2 drumsticks  Old Points: 5 pts  Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 213 • Fat: 4.7 g  Protein: 27.5 g  Carb: 12.7 g  Fiber: 0.4 g  

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds delicious!

    We need one of these for our refrigerator. I feel like we eat out too much since we "think" we have nothing to eat. Good idea!

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