Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chicken Drumsticks with Balsamic Sauce

Yesterday my boyfriend, Stephen, told me that his doctor told him that he needs to cut down on his sodium intake. He says that it's because of his workout supplement, though I'm sure all the fast food he eats has a little something to do with it. Either way, we are quite the dynamic duo, I'm intolerant and he's salty...

Chicken Drumsticks with Balsamic Sauce
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1 1/2 lbs drumsticks
Salt and pepper
1 lemon, zested
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 t dried oregano
Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c (low sodium) chicken broth
2 T balsamic vinegar
1/4 t red pepper flakes

Season drumsticks with salt, pepper, lemon zest, basil and oregano. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Sear drumsticks for 4 minutes on all sides, 16 minutes total. Add chicken broth, balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes to skillet and stir well, picking up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Transfer the drumsticks with the sauce to an oven safe dish and cook in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Pour sauce back into skillet and simmer for 3-4 minutes to reduce by half.


  1. that look really good, i'll have my mom doing it soon :P

  2. These look really good and I love balsalmic vinegar.