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Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks

Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

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
Prep: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
  • 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
  • chicken drumsticks, (about 2 pounds), skin removed, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  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 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.
  3. 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°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°F, about 15 minutes total.

 

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.)

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories255
  • Fat8 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol93 g
  • Carbohydrates16 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein29 g
  • Sodium389 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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