Sweet ‘n Spicy Asian Glazed Grilled Drumsticks

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These sweet ‘n spicy Asian glazed grilled drumsticks are finger licking good! An inexpensive, weeknight dish you’ll want to make all summer long!

These sweet 'n spicy Asian glazed grilled drumsticks are finger licking good! An inexpensive, weeknight dish you'll want to make all summer long!Sweet ‘n Spicy Asian Glazed Grilled Drumsticks

The longer they marinate the better they taste, so I marinate them at least day before I plan to cook them. We love eating drumsticks in my house, but any chicken part will work here. This would go great with any side, try it my Asian Mango Slaw recipe to keep an Asian theme or make a salad and top it with this Asian Ginger Carrot Dressing.

These sweet 'n spicy Asian glazed grilled drumsticks are finger licking good! An inexpensive, weeknight dish you'll want to make all summer long!

If you have the time, marinate them at least 1 day before you plan to cook them. Then after work, light the grill (or broiler) and throw them on the grill. Once cooked, brush them with this glaze – you won’t miss the skin! Adjust the heat to suit your family’s taste. I leave the glaze off my toddler’s because she’s not a fan of sauces or spice, and she loves it.

I am trying to get some practice doing more videos and I thought why not share this really great tip on how to skin a drumstick. The video is nothing fancy, no editing or music, I just filmed it with my phone. Some of you may already know this great tip, but for those who don’t, you’ll find this super helpful!

How To Remove The Skin From Chicken Drumsticks


By the way, I found it tricky to calculate the drumsticks on the bone, there are so many variables so I cut one off the bone to weigh it, and found each meat of the drumstick weighed about 2 oz, without the skin and bone. These were calculated accordingly, but drumsticks vary in size, so keep that in mind.

These sweet 'n spicy Asian glazed grilled drumsticks are finger licking good! An inexpensive, weeknight dish you'll want to make all summer long!
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Sweet 'n Spicy Asian Glazed Grilled Drumsticks

255.5 Cals 35 Protein 10.5 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Marinate Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Asian
These sweet 'n spicy Asian glazed grilled drumsticks are finger licking good! An inexpensive, weeknight dish you'll want to make all summer long!

Ingredients

  • 24 oz 8 skinless chicken drumsticks, with bone*
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp reduced soy sauce, Tamari for GF
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

For the glaze:

  • 3 tbsp sweet red chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 – 2 tsp Sriracha, I used 2, use more if you like it hot
  • optional, chopped chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Season drumsticks with garlic salt and ground ginger.
  • Place in a large ziplock bag or container and add the soy sauce, vinegar and 1 teaspoon sriracha and marinate overnight (the longer the better).
  • Preheat the grill.
  • In a small bowl, mix the chili sauce, honey and sriracha; set aside.
  • Grill the drumsticks on a rack lightly coating with cooking spray over medium heat, turning every 5 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  • Brush the chili sauce mixture over the drumsticks on all sides and remove from the grill. Finish with chopped chives if desired and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 2drumsticks, Calories: 255.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.5g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 131mg, Sodium: 702mg, Sugar: 10g
WW Points Plus: 6
Keywords: asian chicken recipes, chicken drumstick recipes, chicken drumsticks, grilled chicken legs, sweet and spicy chicken

These sweet 'n spicy Asian glazed grilled drumsticks are finger licking good! An inexpensive, weeknight dish you'll want to make all summer long!

These sweet 'n spicy Asian glazed grilled drumsticks are finger licking good! An inexpensive, weeknight dish you'll want to make all summer long!

These sweet 'n spicy Asian glazed grilled drumsticks are finger licking good! An inexpensive, weeknight dish you'll want to make all summer long!

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  1. Can you do these in the air fryer?

  2. This is the first time I have actually eaten let alone cook a drumstick.  I don’t know why I waited so long.  I marinated the chicken for more than 24 hours and we cooked them on the grill.  The glaze you add at the end is the game changer.  My husband said his mouth was watering while he was cooking.  All the kids loved it and there was hardly anything left.  My husband ate 4 drumsticks alone.  This will be a regular dish from now on!

  3. Another amazing hit from Gina! I can’t recommend these highly enough. It felt like we were eating at a great restaurant. Thank you so much for all of your fantastic recipes!

  4. We LOVED this recipe!! I never want to eat deumsticks any other way. Phenomenal!! 

  5. Could you freeze the marinated drumsticks to cook later?

  6. Made these today and we all Loved them. I changed the glaze a bit for the kids because my sweet chili sauce was pretty hot, so I glazed them with a mixture of maple syrup, apple jam and hoisin sauce.
    I especially loved that you removed the skin. I LOVE crispy chicken skin, but I only find it I can get proper crisp when it’s just salt and pepper on them, everything else just don’t do it. And somehow I never even thought of taking off the skin.

  7. Did anyone only marinate this for an hour or two? I completely forgot to put them in the marinade last night but really want to make these.

  8. This was absolutely delicious! So delicious, that we are having it two weeks in a row. I only made one modification, I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. My husband is a super picky eater and he loved it! So glad I came across this recipe.

  9. These are a family favorite!  Making them tonight ~ this will be the first time my toddler will have them, so we’ll have to see if he approves!  YUM!