Molasses Drumsticks with Soy Sauce

These chicken drumsticks make a quick summer dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes, Marinate Time: 2 hours, Cook Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 drumsticks

  • Calories 226
  • Carbohydrate 8 g
  • Protein 32 g
  • Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0 g
  • Cholesterol 102 mg
  • Sodium 538 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
8 chicken drum sticks, skin removed, rinsed, and patted dry
2 tablespoons molasses


  1. Stir the soy sauce and lime juice together in a small bowl until well blended.
  2. Place the drumsticks in a large zippered plastic bag. Add 3 tablespoons of the soy sauce mixture to the bag. Seal tightly and shake back and forth to coat chicken evenly. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  3. Add the molasses to the remaining soy sauce mixture, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Preheat the broiler. Lightly coat the broiler rack and pan with nonstick cooking spray, place the drumsticks on the rack, and discard any marinade in the bag. Broil 6 inches away from the heat source for 25 minutes, turning every 5 minutes or until the drumsticks are no longer pink in the center.
  5. Place the drumsticks in a large bowl. Stir the reserved soy sauce mixture and pour it over the drumsticks. Toss the drumsticks gently to coat evenly and let them stand 3 minutes to develop flavors.

From The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook by Nancy S. Hughes

Photo: Molasses Drumsticks with Soy Sauce from The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook; Taran Z Photography

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