Honey Lime Marinated Drumsticks | Fire up the grill for delicious chicken drumsticks. These sticky bites get flavor from a sweet citrus marinade that doubles as a grilling glaze for the final minutes of cooking. As a bonus, the homemade marinade recipe is low on sodium. Serve with more favorite finger foods and appetizers or add to a barbecue spread with other meats and side dishes. The perfect chicken recipe for game day eating, outdoor dining, or appetizers for dinner!
⅔ cup Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce ⅓ cup fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced chives or green onion 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoon chili powder 3 pounds chicken drumsticks ½ teaspoon cornstarch ¼ cup water
For the marinade, whisk together soy sauce, lime juice, honey, olive oil, chives, garlic, and chili powder in a small bowl until honey is thoroughly mixed in. Reserve half a cup of marinade.
Pour remaining marinade over drumsticks in a shallow dish. Cover, refrigerate and marinate for 2-4 hours.
For the glaze, whisk together cornstarch and water. Pour into a saucepan and whisk in reserved marinade. Heat over medium-low heat until simmering. Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and cool at room temperature while chicken marinates.
Heat outdoor grill to 400°F. Remove chicken drumsticks from marinade and place on hot grill. (Discard marinade.) Grill drumsticks for 16-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Brush drumsticks with a few tablespoons of glaze during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve hot drizzle with remaining glaze.