Citrus Soy Chicken Drumsticks

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 196
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 26.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.8g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 103mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 529mg
  • Calcium: 24mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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