You may be surprised to learn, but there still is more then just baking going on in my kitchen. I feel like most of what I have posted lately has been baked goods, and while that isn’t a bad thing I am trying to reintegrate some more real (and healthy) food back into the blog. Winter seems to be harder for food bloggers like me, because the lovely long days are gone and all my beautiful natural light has disappeared before I can get my dinner done. Just another reason I am itching for Spring to return. Not to worry, you will still see tons of baked goods (because they are still my favorite) but I am working to bring you more, like this easy, delicious, and healthy meal! These Asian drumsticks are truly yummy! This recipe didn’t take a whole lot of effort (aside from peeling the skin off the chicken legs), once you’ve got it going you could pretty much leave it alone and make your sides. I served this with some fresh steamed broccoli and this parmesan garlic orzo (which is still one of our favorite sides). It made great leftovers, and this recipe will definitely be sticking in my go to rotation. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Asian Glazed Drumsticks (Print Me)
8 medium chicken drumsticks, skin removed
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup water
1 Tbsp Sriracha hot sauce (more or less to taste)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 tsp agave nectar (or sugar)
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp grated ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground dried ginger)
2 tbsp chives or green onions, chopped
Heat olive oil in a large heavy saucepan, over medium high heat. Brown the chicken on each side for 2-3 minutes. Add the water, balsamic, soy sauce, agave, garlic, ginger, hot sauce then cook on high until liquid comes to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer, continue to cook covered for about 20 minutes. Remove the cover and bring the heat back to high to reduce sauce down. Turn the chicken occasionally until the sauce becomes a thick glaze, about 8-10 minutes. Be sure to watch the glaze so it does not burn and become too thick. Serve the chicken immediately topping it with glaze, chives/green onions and sesame seeds.
Source: Skinny Taste
Gina @Skinny Taste was lovely enough to provide this nutritional and weight watcher information, I know nothing about the WW point system but I trust she knows precisely what she is talking about.
Serving Size: 2 drumsticks – Old Points: 5 pts, Points+: 5 pts, Calories: 213, Fat: 4.7 g, Protein: 27.5 g, Carb: 12.7 g, Fiber: 0.4 g