This sticky and slightly sweet balsamic sauce is one of the simplest recipes you’ll find. Four ingredients. Five minutes’ total effort. It doesn’t get much easier than that—especially for meat this finger-licking delicious. Bonus: It’s Primal+keto—and family-friendly. Serve it up at your next family dinner or hosted gathering.
Note: We love this sauce on drumsticks, but it’s also perfect for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. Serve with your favorite salad or vegetable.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
1.5 lbs. chicken drumsticks (or 5 large drumsticks)
Preheat your oven to 400 ºFahrenheit. Combine the marinade ingredients together. Pour 1/3 of the marinade into a bowl and toss drumsticks in the marinade. Lay the drumsticks on a parchment-covered sheet pan and brush with any residual marinade from the bowl. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Bake the drumsticks for 20 minutes. During this time, simmer the remaining marinade over medium-low heat until the sauce begins to bubble. Stir frequently until the sauce has thickened to the consistency of runny honey and set aside. After 20 minutes in the oven, remove the drumsticks and brush half of the thickened marinade on top of them. Bake for another 10 minutes. Brush remaining marinade on top and place the drumsticks back in the oven until they reach an internal temperature of 165-170 degrees. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before eating.