Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Who Needs Takeout?

When you find an Asian chicken recipe as good as this one, there is no need to call in for an unhealthy takeout meal again. Seriously, it's that good.  

I've been a fan of this recipe for quite some time, typically using it for an easy but impressive entree for a small dinner party or halving it for a dinner for 2. 

The steps are simple and by using skinless chicken drumsticks you get a leaner dish that still maintains a lot of flavor and juiciness from the use of dark meat.

Here it is!

Healthy Asian Glazed Drumsticks (serves 4)

8 chicken drumsticks, skinless
Cooking oil spray
1 cup water
1 Tbsp Sriracha
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp Honey
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger, grated
2 Tbsp Scallions
2 tsp sesame seeds

Heat a large pan on high, spray with oil and brown the chicken for around 4 minutes, turning once (this gets the browning and flavor in). 

Mix together all other ingredients except the scallions and sesame seeds and add to the chicken in the pan.  Continue cooking on high till the liquid comes to a boil 

Reduce the heat to low, cover the dish and allow it to simmer for 20 minutes.  After this, remove the lid, bringing the liquid to high heat once more, allowing the sauce to reduce.  This should take approximately 10 minutes.  Every minute or two, chicken should be turned. Watch the sauce closely as it thickens-it does have the ability to burn!

Plate the chicken, spoon the sauce over it and top with scallions and sesame seeds.  I like to serve this dish over a bed of broccoli but some brown rice would also do well to soak up some of the amazing sauce from this dish.  

Enjoy and be healthy.  If you make it, tell me what you think!

-Lindsay 

Recipe originally found on Skinnytaste.com 

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