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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.
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

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

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.

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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