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Citrus Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.