Citrus Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Citrus Soy Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
Photo: Jan Smith
For an irresistible appetizer, prepare this recipe with two pounds of drummettes instead of chicken drumsticks. Serve the rest of the bottle of sake with the meal.


4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 196
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 26.7 g
Carbohydrate 9.8 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 529 mg
Calcium 24 mg


8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds), skinned
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
1/2 cup sake (rice wine)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped green onions


Combine chicken, ginger, and salt in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken, and cook for 6 minutes or until browned on all sides. Add sake and next 4 ingredients (through lemon juice); cook 1 minute. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Bring sauce to a boil. Cook until sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup (about 5 minutes). Return chicken to pan, turning to coat. Sprinkle green onions over chicken.

Katie and Leeann Chin,

Cooking Light

April 2006
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