We love serving delicious and economical balsamic chicken drumsticks for a tasty dinner. Get ready to fall in love with this delicious and healthy dinner idea! Try these balsamic chicken drumsticks – they’re marinated in a mix of flavorful ingredients and baked to perfection.
Easy Balsamic Chicken Legs
These delicious balsamic chicken legs get a touch of sweetness from the coconut aminos in the marinade. This chicken leg recipe is Whole30-compliant, but if you want you can use soy sauce instead.
We love serving economical chicken legs to our family and the balsamic glaze is perfect for keeping them delicious and healthy.
This is definitely one of those family pleasing meals!
Ingredients Needed for Balsamic Chicken Legs
- Chicken Legs
- Balsamic vinegar
- Soy Sauce
- Organic chicken stock
- Crushed red pepper
- Fresh garlic
- Green onions
Easy Balsamic Chicken Legs for a Healthy and Delicious Dinner Option
- 2 lbs. chicken legs
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 cup organic chicken stock
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 3 cloves fresh garlic minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 green onions sliced
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.
Juicy balsamic glazed chicken is the perfect option for a meal that is whole 30 compliant. Super-delicious using only just a few ingredients. This chicken recipe is also easy on the grocery budget.
How long do Uncooked Chicken Drumsticks last in the fridge?
About 3-4 days is the average that uncooked chicken can last safely in the fridge. If you don’t plant on using your bought drumsticks right away, just stick them in the freezer.
What to Serve with Balsamic Chicken Legs?
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A fresh salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber is a great complement to balsamic chicken legs. Toss the salad with a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Serve balsamic chicken legs over a bed of rice or quinoa. The grains will absorb the flavorful sauce from the chicken, making for a delicious and satisfying meal.
What to Do with Leftover Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks?
Cooked chicken keeps well and does even better as leftovers the next day. Store your balsamic chicken legs in an air-tight container until ready to use. Leftovers will last 3-3 days.
Why we Love Cooking with Balsamic Vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is a type of vinegar that is made from freshly squeezed grape juice that includes the skins, seeds, and stems of grapes. This grape juice is then cooked down and aged in barrels, resulting in a vinegar with a delicious sweet and tangy flavor with a syrupy consistency.
There are several reasons why people love balsamic vinegar:
Balsamic vinegar has a unique and complex flavor that combines sweetness and acidity. It can add depth and complexity to a range of dishes, from salads to roasted vegetables to meat dishes.
Balsamic vinegar is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways, from salad dressings to marinades to sauces.
Balsamic vinegar contains antioxidants and has been shown to have health benefits, such as improving digestion and lowering cholesterol.
Overall, the unique flavor and versatility of balsamic vinegar, combined with its health benefits and cultural significance, make it a beloved ingredient in many kitchens around the world.