Enjoy a healthy and unique summer recipe with these Grilled Ginger Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks. Rich and savory chicken marinated is soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, chili, cilantro and green onions.
Within this recipe post you’ll unique and flavorful Ginger Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks. Plus you’ll learn why salty marinates work better for tenderize and flavor meats.
Oh my goodness isn’t it wonderful when you create something you just absolutely have to share. I love all the recipes I make here, but some are extra special or the photography comes out extra gorgeous. These Grilled Ginger Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks were a recent guest post I did and I’m happy to share a teaser on the blog.
Grilling chicken is a wonderful way to enjoy the summer season; it’s full of flavor yet lean and healthy. Marinated in a simple mixture that includes soy sauce, sesame oil and seeds, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and green onion. It’s full of savory, rich, salty and umami flavors.
These are not only a delight to look at (I mean look how great they look in front of the camera in these photos), but an impressive item to serve at your summer grilling parties.
Cooking Tips: Why salty marinades are better and add more flavor
It’s all about science! Osmosis to be specific. Salty marinades (this Sesame Glazed Chicken recipe includes soy sauce) affect meat in two ways. This reaction pulls water from a place with higher water concentration, the marinade, into one with lower, the meat. This infuses the meat with more moisture for more tenderness.
It also restructures the protein molecules in the meat, allowing liquid to fill the gaps. An added benefit is salty marinades add to and enhance the flavors of meats (information from Cook’s Illustrated).
Grilled Ginger Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks recipe at-a-glance:
Flavor profiles: Meaty, savory and umami.
Texture: Moist, tender chicken drumsticks with a crisp, grilled skin.
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Grilled Ginger Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
- ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce, more for spicier
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 4 garlic gloves, minced
- ½ cup thinly sliced green onions
- ¼ chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 pounds chicken drumsticks, skin on
- For recipe instructions visit my guest post on SoFabFood.