These tasty Whole30-compliant chicken drumsticks get a touch of sweetness from the coconut aminos in the marinade. These are so good, you will want to make them once a week. Or, make these for Football nights/days. What a great treat to have while watching the game. We are Viking’s fans here, how about you?
Prep time: 10 minutes + time to marinate
Cook time: 50-55 minutes
2 lbs. chicken drumsticks
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
3 T. coconut aminos
1/2 c. organic chicken stock
½ t. crushed red pepper flakes
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 green onions, sliced
Here are my picks for ingredients I recommend using.
Double Certified Organic Chicken Drumsticks (7.25-7.75 Lbs) – Glatt KosherTyson Individual Quick Frozen Chicken Drumstick 4.5 Ounce — 50 per case.Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar, 16 ozTrader Joe’s Balsamic Vinegar of ModenaFilippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 25.3-OuncePalermo First Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16 oz.BRAGG ORGANIC LIQUID COCONUT AMINOS 10 FL OZCoconut Secret Organic Raw Coconut Aminos Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce-8 Oz (2-Pack)Signature Organic Chicken Stock, 32 fl. oz. , 6 CountMcCormick Crushed Red Pepper, 13 ozMcCormick Crushed Red Pepper, 2.62 oz, Adds Fiery Heat to Pizza, Eggs, Salads, Pasta, Chili, Stews, Stir-Fry and More, Premium Quality and Fresh Flavor Guaranteed2 Pound Fresh Garlic USA California Heirloom Gilroy Finest, Pack of 1Fresh Garlic – 2 Pound Bag
Pat chicken drumsticks dry with a paper towel and place in a large, sealable plastic bag. Set aside.
In a medium glass or other non-reactive bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, coconut aminos, chicken stock, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic together. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Pour one half of the balsamic marinade over chicken and seal bag tightly. Turn bag over until chicken is coated. Place bag in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes to overnight. Reserve remaining marinade to use later.
When ready to prepare, preheat oven to 400° and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove drumsticks from plastic bag and arrange on lined baking sheet in a single layer without overcrowding. Discard remaining marinade inside bag.
Place baking sheet in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then remove chicken from oven and turn each drumstick. After turning, brush the tops of each drumstick with remaining marinade and return to oven. Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is well done and the outside has caramelized.
Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Transfer drumsticks to a serving dish and sprinkle with sliced green onions before serving.
Nutritional info (per serving)*
Calories: 444 (excluding skin on drumsticks)
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Fat Total: 25.5g
*Nutritional information is from HappyForks.com. It is provided for entertainment purposes only.
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