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Thai Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Cilantro and Lime

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Thai Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Cilantro and Lime

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 drumstick
Calories 110
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 285 mg
Potassium 175 mg
Protein 14 g
Phosphorus 100 mg
Choices: Lean Meat 2, Fat 1/2
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 drumstick
  • Marinating Time: At least 15 minutes or overnight


1 Tbsp. peanut or canola oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks lemongrass, trimmed and minced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
2 serrano, jalapeƱo, or Scotch bonnet peppers,seeded and minced
Juice of 2 limes
6 chicken legs or boneless, skinless chicken thighs, scored in a crisscross fashion with a sharp knife


  1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and put into a large, tightly sealed plastic bag. Marinate chicken at least 15 minutes at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator for best results. Discard marinade before cooking.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high and place on grill grate. Cook as per directions for direct heat method, keeping in mind that 6–8 minutes per side should be enough to cook the chicken through to completion. If desired, serve with a side of mini cucumbers tossed with 2 tsp. rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp. sesame oil, 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes, and 1 tsp. sesame seeds.

Adapted from Sizzle & Smoke–The Ultimate Guide to Grilling for Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Heart Health by Steve Petusevsky.


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