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Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

The dramatic dark color of this sauce promises a lot of flavors – and it doesn’t disappoint. With the coconut aminos, ginger, and red pepper flakes, it has a hint of Asian flavor inspiration, and the honey balances out all the tart and spicy ingredients with just a little bit of sweetness. Top it all off with some green onions and devour.

Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe is a little different from most ways of cooking chicken drumsticks because it’s totally done on the stovetop. Not everyone has an oven available to cook with: that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Or if it’s getting warmer and you want something that won’t heat up the kitchen too much, this would be a good option.

If it’s hot out, maybe try this one with some crunchy raw cucumber and carrot noodles, or if it’s still a little chillier, what about some green garlic beans?

Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

SERVES: 4  PREP: 15 min.  COOK: 30 min.

Ingredients

Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Combine the balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos, water, ginger, garlic, honey, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Place the drumstick in a saucepan or dutch oven.
  3. Pour the balsamic sauce on top of the drumsticks. Place the pan on the stovetop, and bring it to a boil.
  4. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked through, make sure the drumsticks are well-coated with the sauce, and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Serve the drumsticks topped with green onions.
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Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

How to prepare the most amazing balsamic chicken drumsticks with just a few ingredients. A great Paleo dinner idea for a Friday night treat!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword balsamic, chicken, chicken drumsticks, drumsticks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 588kcal
Cost 8

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks skinless
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • cup coconut aminos
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Green onion finely sliced

Instructions

  • Combine the balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos, water, ginger, garlic, honey, and red pepper flakes.
    ½ cup balsamic vinegar, ⅓ cup coconut aminos, 1 cup water, 3 garlic cloves, 2 tbsp. raw honey, 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger, 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Place the drumstick in a saucepan or dutch oven.
    8 chicken drumsticks
  • Pour the balsamic sauce on top of the drumsticks. Place the pan on the stovetop, and bring it to a boil.
  • Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, make sure the drumsticks are well-coated with the sauce, and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve the drumsticks topped with green onions.
    Green onion

Nutrition

Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg