Grilled Sweet & Sour Drumsticks

This tangy Asian-inspired sauce also makes a tasty topping for meatloaf.

Grilled Sweet & Sour Drumsticks
Makes 4 servings
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2¼ pounds)
  1. In a medium bowl, combine ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, brown sugar, lemon zest and juice, ginger, and salt; reserve half of mixture for dipping sauce. Whisk oil into remaining half, and pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade.
  2. Spray grill rack with nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).
  3. Grill chicken over indirect heat with grill lid closed for 30 to 40 minutes, turning frequently.
  4. Remove from grill, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  5. In a small saucepan, heat reserved sauce over medium heat, stirring frequently. Brush onto hot chicken. Serve remaining sauce with chicken.




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