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Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  40 Minutes
Total Time:  40 Minutes
  4 servings
Chicken drumsticks stay deliciously moist when grilled—even with the skin removed. Minty 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
1/2 teaspoon  freshly grated orange zest
1/4 cup  orange juice
1/4 cup  water
3 tablespoons  honey
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon  cider vinegar, divided
1/2 teaspoon  salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon  ground coriander
1 teaspoon   cornstarch
1/4 cup  chopped fresh mint
8   chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds), skin removed, trimmed
1/4 teaspoon   freshly ground pepper

Tip:
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).
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DIRECTIONS
Preheat grill to medium. (No grill? See Broiler Variation, below).


FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:
Combine orange zest, orange juice, water, honey, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and coriander in a small saucepan; 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.


Sprinkle drumsticks with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the drumsticks until crispy on all sides and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 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 (Step 3), then broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, about 15 minutes total.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   4 servings
Calories: 255
Fat. Total: 8g
Protein: 29g
Carbohydrates, Total: 16g
Fat, Saturated: 2g
Fiber: 1g
Cholesterol: 93mg
Sodium: 389mg
% Cal. from Fat: 28%
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Rating: 4
by: Ruth, TX Reviewed: 08/29/2010
Awesome Sweet & Sour Sauce!
Made this recipe this evening for dinner and the family loved the sweet & sour sauce. My family didn't care for the cut of chicken. Next time I would grill chicken breasts instead of drumsticks.
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