Asian Glazed Drumsticks

These Asian inspired drumsticks are finger lickin’ good! It’s hard to believe they are low in points (my husband kept asking me if they were WW friendly as he cleaned the bones!) The glaze would also be great with thighs or wings. I served this with steamed vegetables to make this a complete low fat meal and drizzled the remaining glaze over the vegetables. Also would be wonderful over rice. Thighs would also work great in this recipe, but chicken breast would get too tough. If you must, remove chicken breast after 15 minutes, then allow the sauce to reduce down.

Have you tried Sriracha hot sauce (the one with the rooster on the bottle)? This stuff is very addicting!! I think it may one day be as popular as ketchup! This spicy Thai chili sauce is available in many stores including Walmart these days, but if they don’t sell it near you, you can buy it online.

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Asian Glazed Drumsticks

Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese


  • 8 medium chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • olive oil spray, I used my Misto
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce, more or less to taste
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey, or sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp chives or scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  • In a heavy large saucepan, brown chicken on high for 3-4 minutes with a little spray oil.
  • Add water, balsamic, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, hot sauce and cook on high until liquid comes to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove cover and bring heat to high, allowing sauce to reduce down, about 8-10 minutes, until it becomes thick, turning chicken occasionally. (Keep an eye on glaze, you don't want it to burn when it start becoming thick).
  • Transfer chicken to a platter and pour sauce on top.
  • Top with chives and sesame seeds and serve.


Serving: 2drumsticks, Calories: 213kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.7g, Protein: 27.5g, Fat: 4.7g, Fiber: 0.4g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Points +: 5
Keywords: low carb