Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumstick Recipe

Looking for an easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumstick recipe? Learn how to make Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumstick using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sskoko

Makes 4 servings



Chicken drumsticks stay deliciously moist when grilled?even with the skin removed. Sweet-and-sour dipping sauce adds a refreshing twist to ?ordinary? grilled chicken. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and slices of fresh pineapple.

Recipe Ingredients for Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumstick

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup chopped basil
4 chicken drumsticks,
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 oz pineapple

Recipe Directions for Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumstick

  1. Preheat grill to medium. (No grill? See Broiler Variation, below.)

  2. To prepare dipping sauce, combine orange zest, orange juice, water, honey, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt - bring to a boil. Whisk cornstarch and the remaining 1 teaspoon vinegar in a small bowl until smooth. Add to the saucepan and return to a boil, whisking until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in mint.

  3. Sprinkle drumsticks with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Oil the grill rack (To oil the grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Don't use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

  4. Grill the drumsticks until crispy on all sides and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165F, about 15 minutes total. Serve the drumsticks with the dipping sauce on the side. Broiler variation: Position oven rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat broiler to high. Prepare sauce (Step 2). Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle drumsticks with salt and pepper then broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165F, about 15 minutes total.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Asian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 120.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
148
Calories from Fat
24
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.7g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
329mg
14%
Potassium
163mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
18.2g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
16.3g
Protein
13.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 1% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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