Japanese Chicken Drumsticks

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  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 hot pepper (small)
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Calories500Calories from Fat220
Total Fat24g37%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat220
Total Carbohydrate16g5%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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brett d. 13 days ago
great! used a little less water than the recipe called for. very, very good. will def make again.
Lorena L. 16 Aug
It came up perfect, just as advertised. Will be repeating this recipe for sure! I used low sodium soy sauce too and skipped the hot pepper and it was super tasty.
I used truvia instead and half the balsamic and it was perfect
delicious meal...very tasty
My 4-year old son loved it! I think I will use a little less water next time to prepare it faster
Carroll 2 May
this was the get your life dish... omg a must make the only thing different I did was put a cup of water and use low sodium soy sauce
Meishan 26 Apr
Turned out great! Very easy to make!
Sandra C. 5 Apr
easy quick and delicious
Josie S. 1 Mar
I really liked the flavor—pretty sweet even with less sugar than the recipe called for. It could just as easily be done with any type of chicken, I think.
Chris G. 15 Feb
I used half the water and it turned out great! A thicker sauce with nice flavour.
Jon O. 9 Feb
Not bad, forgot the water 🤦‍♂️
Eflor87 . 23 Jan
I thought this tasted great! We added some fresh ginger and green onions to the pot as well. Took a bit longer to thicken up but was worth it. Might just use a lil corn starch next time. Definitely will make again.
DLo 4 Jan
used 1/4 tsp of ground cayenne red pepper in place of the cut up pepper in the recipe. added just the perfect amount of spice! i was nervous this was going to be extremely salty because of the basalmic and soy sauce, but it absolutely wasnt! just made the chicken have great flavor and non-bland. i will say that it seemed to take forever waiting for it to turn to a thick glaze though. thats ny reason for 4 stars. not as quick of a meal and i thought it was going to be based off the recipe instructions (although it does say it could take up to an hour...and it did!)
Hello Chef 19 Oct 2017
Just excellent. Wonderful easy and most of all tasty recipe!
Brendan K. 12 Sep 2017
Really good. Followed the recipe and had with rice and sweet corn. Would made again. The slight spicy flavour from the chilli was just right.
Dee 29 Aug 2017
It was very good I used Ed wine vinegar instead and it was still appended
Stephanie Britt 4 Jun 2017
So good 10/10. Made the recipe exactly like the instructions.
Jill DeLeo 27 May 2017
Unfortunately I over cooked this dish a bit. No fault of the recipe. I will give it another try soon as it was very tasty.
Lewis 18 Mar 2017
Absolutely fantastic, I tweaked it a bit I used crushed chillies instead and added about 45ml of Choya sake
Andrew L. 10 Apr 2016
Made this one several times always comes out great! Done it with chicken, fish, and pork. I've never had vinegar though, so I always end up adding lime juice instead. Also, I've thrown some random veggies in each time. Excellent base recipe to build off of.
Sarah s. 4 Apr 2016
great flavor! The recipe said it would reduce to a glaze...either i was being impatient or it was not going to reduce. I just poured the broth over rice and enjoyed.
Karen T. 21 Mar 2016
Delicious! Super easy to make. I added honey for some more flavor and it turned out great! Quick and easy