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Healthy Asian Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

A delicious way to spice up your dinner - they flavor is amazing and you would never know that these drumsticks are actually quite healthy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian glazed drumsticks, chicken drumsticks, Healthy chicken drumsticks
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 138kcal


  • Large Skillet


  • 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!


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1785mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg