Chili-Lime Chicken

Chili-Lime Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 16 drumsticks, skin removed
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 tbs chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet splenda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat drumsticks dry and season with salt & pepper.
  3. Place drumsticks in a large baking dish.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over chicken.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for another 35 minutes, basting drumsticks with juices often.
  7. Remove from oven and plate drumsticks. Top with rendered sauce and garnish with lime wedges.

(source: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chili-lime-drumsticks-10000001909045/)

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Japanese Sticky Chicken

Japanese Sticky Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 8 drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2.5 tbs splenda brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pan over high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered.
  3. Increase the heat while turning the chicken often until the sauce turns into a sticky glaze.
  4. Remove garlic cloves and serve.

(source: http://www.food.com/recipe/japanese-mums-chicken-68955)

Easy Drummin’

Some of you may have noticed that I like to make chicken drumsticks/legs. The reasoning behind this is mostly due to Bob’s love of them. However, there are many other great reasons why drumsticks are such great eats on the Dukan Diet.

First off, they are obviously high in protein and, with the skin removed, are low in fat. Secondly, although they may take some time to bake, it’s so easy to just throw on some seasoning and pop them in the oven. Very little effort for a yummy meal! Finally, and, most importantly, they are sooo cheap to make! My local grocery store never sells them for more than 99 cents a pound. So, I usually get a 16 pack for under $6! I don’t know about you but I have broken the budget quite a few times on this diet. So, I like to save money anywhere I can!

With that said, here are some easy ways to incorporate some flavorful drumsticks into your Dukan lifestyle!

As a note, drumsticks should have their skin removed and are to be baked on a lightly sprayed cooking sheet at 375 for about an hour.

 

Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks

Pretty much any store-bought barbecue sauce you find will be fat free or you can make it yourself if you want to take a healthier route. I chose to buy the Chris n Pitts Original Barbecue. Simply toss the chicken legs in the barbecue sauce and bake. Flip and brush the legs with more sauce about 2-3 times throughout the cooking process.

 

Lemon Pepper Drumsticks

The easiest recipe yet! Just top drumsticks off with any brand of lemon pepper seasoning & bake. Turn drumsticks about 2-3 time during the process.

 

Blackened Chicken Drumsticks

These chicken legs are generously seasoned with a dry rub mixture that includes pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, seasoning salt, and italian-herb seasoning. A great way to prepare the drumsticks for all of you Cajun/spicy food lovers!