Saturday, November 20, 2010

Asian Grilled Drummettes

These little drummettes, marinated in soy sauce and other Asian flavors, are always a big hit. Last night, they were gobbled up before I could get a picture! The one included here is recycled from a year ago. When W and I started teaching ourselves to grill last summer, these were one of the first things we mastered. If you have any leftovers, they work well in kids’ lunches.

Asian Grilled Drummettes


• 2 ½ cups soy sauce
• 1 cup orange juice
• ½ cup honey
• ¼ cup chopped cilantro
• 3 tablespoons lime juice
• 3 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
• 2 tablespoons minced garlic
• 2 tablespoons grated ginger
• 2 tablespoons sesame oil
• 4-5 pounds chicken drummettes (or wings)

  1. Whisk together the soy sauce and the next 8 ingredients (through the sesame oil).
  2. Put the drummettes into a large ziplock bag and pour in the marinade. Seal and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat a grill to high, clean thoroughly and spray with Pam grill spray to prevent sticking.
  4. Pour off the marinade and place the drummettes on the grill.
  5. Grill turning occasionally for about 35-40 minutes until the chicken is done and the outside is crispy.
Yield: 4 entree portions
Prep time: 15 minutes+ 24 hours to marinate
Cook time: 35-40 minutes

These are great for an appetizer or with some fried rice as an entrée. We love them hot or at room temperature. I will confess to having eaten them cold out of the fridge on the rare occasion there are leftovers!

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