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.
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
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
Est. added sugars 9g
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°. Combine soy sauce and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
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.
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.