Honey-Lime Drumsticks with Snow Peas and Brown Rice

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Honey-Lime Drumsticks with Snow Peas and Brown RiceRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

This full-flavored dinner requires only $9.60 and 30 minutes to make 4 servings... that's fast food at its finest. The vibrant glaze--which pulls bold flavors from soy sauce, honey, lime juice, fresh ginger, and garlic--would be equally delicious on chicken breasts or pork chops.

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 drumsticks and about 1 cup snow pea mixture)


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3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons hot water
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, grated
8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds), skinned
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
Cooking spray
2 (6-ounce) packages microwave-in-bag snow peas
1 (8.5-ounce) pouch precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/8 teaspoon salt


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Combine soy sauce and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

2. Cut a 1/2-inch-deep slit in meaty end of each drumstick. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add drumsticks; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Add sauce; turn to coat. Place pan in oven. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.

3. Prepare snow peas according to package directions. Prepare rice according to package directions. Combine snow peas, rice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, rind, and salt in a bowl. Drizzle any remaining soy sauce mixture over drumsticks. Serve with snow pea mixture.

Created date

December 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 349
Fat 10.8 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 4.4 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 134 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 607 mg
Calcium 57 mg
Sugars 12 g
Est. Added Sugars 9 g