• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    We have a Japanese girl, Tomoko, living with us, and tonight she and I cooked a Japanese dinner for us and her friends. She phoned her mum,Toshiko, in Japan for this, as it's her favourite recipe, and I wanted to share it here. It's simple and so good, and Tomoko, who is only 16, did such a good job of cooking this, then translating the recipe to English for me. *The liquid will thicken to a glaze if you are patient. It just takes a bit of time. If you feel your chicken is cooked (and going to overcook) remove it before going on to reduce the liquid. Same thing, if you must use breast meat, remove it (so it doesn't dry out) and continue reducing the liquid . If you do it this way rather than thickening with cornstarch you will get a richer glaze and not need to add stock or broth instead of the water. It just takes patience. AND NOTE: A glaze is sticky and coats the meat, this is NOT a sauce.

    Ingredients

    • 8 chicken drumsticks, skin on (the skin is important for flavour, and is so tasty to eat!)
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/3 cup soy sauce
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 garlic clove, peeled and bruised
    • 1 small hot chili pepper, slit open, seeds removed

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 59 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 1.01%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.88%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 7 mg 2.17%
    • Sodium: 1611 mg 67.11%
    • Calcium: 4 mg 0.37%
    • Potassium: 19 mg 0.53%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.35%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.06%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.07%
    • Vitamin C 4.14%
    • Vitamin D 0.04%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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