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

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Place potatoes, green beans and onion on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Nestle chicken into the vegetables.

  • Grate 1/2 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 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush the chicken with half of the glaze.

  • 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 degrees 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 Facts

328 calories; protein 20g; carbohydrates 41g; dietary fiber 7g; sugars 14g; fat 10g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 60mg; sodium 432mg.

Reviews (5)

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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
Delicious! Not really into chicken legs though might have to switch for quartered breasts. The orange-garlic-soy glaze had fantastic flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More