Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 drumsticks and about 1 cup snow pea mixture)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Yummy veggie combo

January 07, 2017
I like this recipe best for its snow pea element. Adding it to brown rice with lime zest is brilliant! You can substitute other grains too, like frekkeh

Just ok

December 11, 2016
Based on the other review, I doubled the sauce.  And I'm glad I did, otherwise there would've been very little to spoon over the rice.  I also found the cooking time wasn't enough and wound up increasing the oven temp to 425 for an additional 10 minutes to ensure the chicken was fully cooked.  The brown rice and the snow peas almost seemed like an after thought here.  I wound up cooking the peas in some sesame oil with a bit of soy sauce and lime zest.  Definitely a low-cost meal but not one I'm sure I will make again.

Not a great recipe

February 07, 2016
Disappointing.  With the ingredient proportions as listed, my version came out bland.  I think a thicker version of the sauce, maybe by using a higher honey to water ratio would allow more of the sauce to cover the chicken and end up in your mouth.  All mine did was evaporate leaving a hint of flavor.  Will not make this one again.


January 18, 2016
What a perfect, quick weeknight supper meal. The chicken came together quickly and cooked up beautifully in my cast iron skillet. I think the ingredients are supposed to have sugar snap peas instead of snow peas though. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines: