Sticky Asian Chicken Drumsticks

Serves 6

Calories 480

Net Carbs 1 gram

Protein 49 grams


1/2 cup water

6 Tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos

6 Tablespoons Swerve Confectioners

1 Tablespoon apple vinegar

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 Tablespoon sesame oil

1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum

12 chicken drumsticks

2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


Combine water, soy sauce, Swerve, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes in a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and add sesame oil. Sprinkle surface with xanthan gum. Whisk vigorously to combine. Cool to lukewarm.

Preheat oven to 375F and line a rimmed baking sheet with lightly greased foil.

Pat drumsticks dry and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Lay in a single layer on baking sheet.

Drizzle about 2/3 of glaze over drumsticks and turn to coat well.

Bake 35-40 minutes, turning once, until chicken is cooked through.

Turn on broiler and broil. 3-5 minutes to crisp the skin.

Remove from oven and brush with remaining glaze.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. I love that this has no added sugar!

    1. David Yochim says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting Summer. At David’s Way we promote going totally free of added sugars and processed foods. We have an abundance of sugar free dessert recipes that are delicious and healthy.

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      1. David Yochim says:

        Thank you! I checked out your blog, it looks pretty awesome.

      2. Brenda Sue says:

        Thank you, Summer.

    2. Brenda Sue says:

      Hi there, Summer! Thank you for reading and commenting. Swerve is a great natural sugar replacement that normally causes no GI upset.

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