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Healthy Asian Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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I really love Asian Food.
As I mentioned before, my bro-in-law lived in Thailand for a couple of years and introduced me to some amazing Thai dishes and I have been hooked ever since!
I came across this recipe and knew I wanted to try it . . .
and BONUS! It’s a healthy Weight Watchers recipe!
I didn’t tell my husband that it was actually GOOD FOR HIM, I just served it for dinner and watched for his reaction.
His exact words:
“This chicken is amazing! I could seriously eat this a couple times a week!”
Mission accomplished. :)
Asian Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
Recipe Source: Skinny Taste

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  

  • 8 medium chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • non-stick cooking spray (I used Pam)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce* (more or less to taste- I used about 1/2 Tbsp and it was perfect for me)
  • 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 spray 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. (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. We served it with some rice and broccoli . . . it was delicious!

*Sriracha hot sauce is available at most grocery stores and Wal-Mart. It is a Thai chili sauce with amazing flavor. It cost me about $3 for a huge bottle of it and it is totally worth it. The flavor it adds is so yummy.

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Comments

  1. says

    @Anonymous- Funny you should ask that because I was just thinking that same thing this morning! The only thing that would change would be the cooking time- I think that you might need to cook them a little bit longer to make sure they are cooked all the way through. Other than that, I see no problems whatsoever!

  2. says

    Looks great! Question, does the hot sauce just add flavor or does it make it spicy? Thanks! Look forward to viewing more of your recipes!