Balsamic Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Chicken legs are hands down one of the easiest options for dinner on a busy weeknight. This quick and easy balsamic glazed chicken drumsticks recipe is not exception. Plus it really does take quick and easy to a whole new level. If you marinate the drumsticks from the evening before, they are ready even sooner. Simply put them in the oven to bake while you tend to other pressing weeknight activities and dinner is ready in no time at all. Plus balsamic glaze is now one of my new go to methods that I use when I want to jazz up a dish. And the good news for those of you who are detoxing or just trying to eat a healthier lifestyle, this recipe complies with the whole30 program too. Serve with some green beans, asparagus or a nice piece of eggplant to keep it on the lighter side.

Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Sometimes getting younger people to eat can be soooo challenging. A diet of hotdogs is not going to cut it. With this balsamic glazed chicken recipe I tend to find even my pickiest eaters enjoy it. The need to get creative in the kitchen can be so demanding. So when I come across a recipe like this I tend to hold on to it. So it doesn’t hurt that this recipe just tastes so good. Plus as mentioned above, this recipe complies with the Whole30 diet plan that is so popular today. With things like GMO’s and antibiotics having such a huge impact on our health today, Clean eating is becoming more and more an important part of everyday life for more people. Whole Foods such as grains and greens have become ever more popular with the health conscious and should be a priority for everyone.

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Balsamic Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
Balsamic Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Balsamic Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
Instructions
  1. Pat chicken drumsticks dry with a paper towel and place in a large, sealable plastic bag. Set aside.
  2. In a medium glass, or other non-reactive bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, coconut aminos, chicken stock, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic together. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Pour one half of the balsamic marinade over chicken and seal bag tightly. Turn bag over until chicken is coated. Place bag in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes to overnight. Reserve remaining marinade to use later.
  4. Preheat oven to 400° and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove drumsticks from plastic bag and arrange on lined baking sheet in a single layer without overcrowding. Discard remaining marinade inside bag.
  5. Place baking sheet in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then remove chicken from oven and turn each drumstick. After turning, brush the tops of each drumstick with remaining marinade and return to oven. Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is well done and the outside has caramelized.
  6. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Transfer drumsticks to a serving dish and sprinkle with sliced green onions before serving.

Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks

Regardless of what your health goals are, most people appreciate tasty foods. These balsamic glazed chicken drumsticks will not disappoint you. Whenever I enter a new kitchen I am always on the lookout for bottles of vinegar. I am always so surprised by the number of people who have not yet discovered the joys of cooking with vinegar. However, one of my my goals is to change that. The variety of different vinegars is enormous and they each offer an amazing flavor enhancement to many dishes. I think over the coming few months I am going to explore more recipes that involve the use of vinegars. My hope is that some of you will join me on this exploration and we will all learn some new, tasty and exciting recipes to add to our arsenal. If anyone tries this recipe I would love to know their thoughts.

 

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