Asian-Style Drumsticks

If you're looking for a budget-friendly main dish with bold flavors, try these Asian-marinated chicken drumsticks.

Asian-Style Drumsticks
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Chill 30 mins Cook 3 mins Broil 15 mins to 17 mins


  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, minced, or 3 pieces dried lemongrass or 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks

Make It

1. In a large bowl, combine lemongrass, fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, shallots, sugar and black pepper; mix well.

2. Remove skin from drumsticks, place in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

3. Heat broiler. Broil chicken 4 inches away from heat source for 15 to 17 minutes or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Turn every 5 minutes to avoid burning.

4. Meanwhile, strain marinade into small saucepan. Add 3/4 cup water and bring to a boil over high heat; boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and drizzle over drumsticks. Serve immediately. Note: For a simple side dish, combine 1 package coleslaw mix with miso-sesame dressing to taste; add chopped fresh ginger and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 339, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 175, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 17, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 48, sodium (mg): 1175, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.