Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks

  • Active Time 40m
  • Total Time 40m

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.

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

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. 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 165 degrees F, about 15 minutes total.

Tip: To oil 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).

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9251

nutrition information per serving

255 calories; 8g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 93mg cholesterol; 389mg sodium; 16g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 29g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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