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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.

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