Get your pans ready for the best Asian-glazed chicken drumsticks recipe that you have ever tasted. It is one of those recipes where you should just start out doubling the recipe if you have good eaters, because this one will impress.
Even though you might have to double the batch, this is a very budget-friendly dinner recipe so it will not break the bank, just maybe your taste buds. These are made with our Asian chicken drumsticks marinade, that you will cook the chicken in, locking in all of those wonderful Asian flavors.
Plus, this is one of the healthier chicken drumsticks recipes because you do not have to fry the chicken to create a wonderfully flavorful and tender drumstick. When you make our soy sauce chicken recipe, make sure you plan for how much spice you and your family like. This does have a little “kick”, but you can add more or less “kick” based on your own preference!
If you want to prepare some sides to go with our Asian-glazed drumsticks, then give our air fryer parmesan broccoli, slow cooker corn on the cob or copycat Disneyland chili lime corn on the cob recipe a try.
The chili lime would be super good with the flavor profiles already built in the chicken drumsticks. And of course always follow up with a scrumptious dessert like our frozen raspberry lemonade pie recipe! Sweet and spicy always accompany one another well. 😉
Ingredients You Need to Make This Asian-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe:
- Chicken drumsticks (skin removed)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Sriracha sauce
- Balsamic vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Garlic cloves minced
- Fresh ginger, grated
- Scallions or chives diced
- Sesame seeds
How To Make This Asian-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe:
Alright let’s begin by getting out your large and heavy skillet pan.
Then, spray the bottom of the pan with a little bit of nonstick cooking spray and add in the chicken drumsticks and let them brown.
It should take 3-4 minutes on each side for the chicken to get a nice browned layer (perfect to hold in the flavor).
Once you have created that nice brown color, add in the water, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, fresh ginger, and sriracha sauce into the pan, stirring it around.
Cook everything together on high until the liquid comes to a boil.
Once the sauce reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and let it all simmer together for about 20 minutes with the pan covered.
After 20 minutes, remove the lid and return it to high heat allowing the sauce to reduce down and create the perfect glaze texture.
Let it cook for about 8-10 minutes to get that glaze texture turning the chicken a few times during that time.
Be careful to watch the sauce as you don’t want it to burn when it starts to thicken up.
Once you have achieved a sticky glaze, turn off the heat and remove the chicken from the pan, placing them on another plate or platter.
After you have removed all the chicken, pour the glaze over top of the chicken and then top them with your chopped scallions and sesame seeds and serve them hot with your favorite sides!
Simply Recipes has a great cilantro lime rice recipe that would also go great with this!
To Make This Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Recipe You Will Need:
- Large heavy skillet pan (THIS is a great one and comes with a lid!)
- Wooden Spatula
What Can be Made From Chicken Drumsticks?
There are so many flavor possibilities for chicken drumsticks. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to try!
- Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer Recipe
- Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Recipe
- Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings Recipe
How Long Do Chicken Drumsticks Take to Cook?
Baked chicken drumsticks take between 35 to 45 minutes when baked at 375 degrees. This cooking time is typically the same when baking at any temperature between 350 and 425 degrees. Keep in mind that cooking times will vary by oven.
However, these will be cooked in a pan on the oven so the time can very slightly, but will still be around 30-40 minutes to achieve the Asian glaze!
Are Chicken Drumsticks Healthy?
Yes, oven roasted chicken drumsticks are healthy. Chicken is a lean meat and has a very high protein content and you can usually get drumsticks for an inexpensive price, making them a budget-friendly healthy protein option.
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Asian Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
- 8 chicken drumsticks skin removed
- non-stick cooking spray
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon sriracha sauce (more or less to taste- I used about 1/2 Tbsp and it was perfect for me)
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
- 2 Tablespoons scallions or chives diced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a heavy large skillet pan, 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!
- Be careful to watch the sauce as you don’t want it to burn when it starts to thicken up.
- Large Skillet
- Wooden Spatula
Recipe Source: Skinny Taste
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