Sheet-Pan Orange-Apricot Drumsticks

Sheet-Pan Orange-Apricot Drumsticks

5 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018

In this easy sheet-pan dinner, a sweet-and-savory glaze and a colorful medley of vegetables transform ordinary drumsticks into a satisfying meal.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound multicolor fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 4 large chicken drumsticks (1½-2 lbs. total), skin removed
  • 1 orange
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place potatoes, green beans and onion on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Nestle chicken into the vegetables.
  3. Grate ½ tsp. zest from orange and squeeze it to get 2 Tbsp. juice. Combine the zest and juice, preserves, soy sauce (or tamari), garlic and the remaining ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush the chicken with half of the glaze.
  4. Roast the chicken and vegetables for 15 minutes. Stir the vegetables; turn the chicken and brush with the remaining glaze. Continue roasting until the chicken registers at least 165°F on an instant-read thermometer and the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes more.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 drumstick + 1½ cups vegetables each
  • Per serving: 328 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 7 g fiber; 41 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 60 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 432 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2½ vegetable, 2 lean protein, 1 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch

Reviews 5

May 15, 2019
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By: Elizabeth Brownell
My beloved picky eater, aka husband, gave this a 2-thumbs up. For health reasons, cutting sodium and cholesterol are a priority, but not at the expense of taste. We will be making this again...I substituted boneless skinless thighs for the drumsticks, and used the peach mango jam I had on hand. Turned up the heat for the last 10 minutes for a nice crispy finish.
July 19, 2018
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By: John K
Delicious! Not really into chicken legs though, might have to switch for quartered breasts. The orange-garlic-soy glaze had fantastic flavor!
July 17, 2018
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By: Paul
For people that haven't had food before, this might be an acquired taste. But for those of you who have eaten food before it is totally delicious. I am a man and it is GOOD! But in all seriousness I enjoyed how the orange flavor brought together the whole dish. My girlfriend made this for me with love and smiles. Definitely add to the rotation.
July 13, 2018
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By: kymberlie2
not a morsel left over! i used thighs, a touch more garlic, sugar-free apricot preserves and cooked it a few minutes longer. YUM! this goes in the regular rotation!!
July 04, 2018
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By: Jab
Outstanding and easy.This was delicious! I will make it again and again. I had to use small red potatoes but they worked well. I also used my sugar-free apricot spread.
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