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.
|Prep Time:||40 minutes|
|Ready in:||40 minutes|
|Ease of Prep:||Easy|
|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|
- Preheat grill to medium. (No grill? See Broiler Variation, below.)
- 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.
- 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.
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.)
Health Advantages: low calorie, low carb, low sat fat, low sodium, heart healthy, healthy weight.
|Servings Per Recipe: 4|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||255 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:||1|
|Carbohydrates:||16 g||Dietary Fiber:||1 g||Cholesterol:||93 mg|
|Fat:||8 g||Sodium:||389 mg||Saturated Fat:||2 g|
|Protein:||29 g||Potassium:||315 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||3 g|
|Nutrition Bonus:||Selenium (27% daily value), Vitamin C (15% dv).|
|Exchanges:||4 lean meat, 1 other carbohydrate|