Asian Glazed Drumsticks

You are in for a treat! These are fab! I mean seriously! Finger-licking delish šŸ™‚ They are really easy to make, take about 30mins and the ingredient list is really simple, full with widely available and affordable items. These are packed with flavor- the soy sauce gives it a little tang, the sugar(agave) gives it a nice sweetness and the Sriracha gives it some heat šŸ™‚ And did I mention it’s actually low on calories and points? Only 213 calories and 5WW points for 2 drumsticks šŸ™‚ Definitely a winner in my book and hubs loooved it!

By the way, summers get me lazy. I don’t feel like doing anything besides lounging by the pool with a Pina Colada.  Or laying on the couch with the AC blasting and eating ice cream while watching 5 One Tree Hill episodes in a row. And I haven’t been working out. Not at all. I don’t even remember the last time I set foot in the gym. Yeah, it’s been that long…sigh… so I need to get back into it… I mean it’s summer! You would think that being in a bikini would motivate me? Soo not the case! So instead, I decided to make something healthy for dinner šŸ™‚ and tomorrow I think I’ll meet with my long-lost friend, The Treadmill…

And by the way, my camera is MIA. I have no idea where it is. I’ve checked everywhere..under the bed…in the dirty clothes…in my car…in all my (ridiculously messy and full of receipts and gum wrappers) purses….and came up with nothing! I’m sure I’ll eventually find it, but until then I’m using my phone to take pictures.

Stars: 4.5

Level: Easy

Comments: Tasty tasty tasty! Serve it as an appetizer or main course. Love the glaze!

Negatives: none

Will I make it again? Yes! Healthy dish that’s full of flavor – yes please!

Here’s the recipe:

Asian Glazed Drumsticks


  • 8 medium chicken drumsticks (skin removed)
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tsp sugar (agave)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • for garnish: chives(green onions) and sesame seeds

Directions: In a heavy large saucepan over high heat, brown the drumsticks with some cooking spray for about 3-4 mins per side. Add the hot sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger and bring to boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20mins (flip the chicken around the 10min mark). Uncover, bring the heat to high and cook for another 10mins (turn chicken occasionally) until the sauce thickens and becomes a glaze.* Remove the drumsticks to a plate and top with the glaze.

*My sauce took about 15mins to thicken so be patient! If after 10mins it hasn’t reduced to your liking, remove the chicken to a plate and continue to reduce the sauce.

Recipe from: SkinnyTaste

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