Pecan Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

Cindi Bauer

By
@DomesticGoddess

I was searching for a different way to bake up some chicken drumsticks which I had in the freezer. Whod'a thought by mixing both crushed pecans and cereal, gave this chicken a nice crispy crust. My husband and I enjoyed it!


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Serves:

5 (2 drumsticks per serving)

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

10 medium
size chicken drumsticks
1-2 large
eggs
3/4 cup
finely crushed corn flakes cereal
1/3 cup
finely chopped pecans
1/2
teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 -1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon onion powder
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
3
tablespoons butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a gallon size Ziploc storage bag, add the crushed corn flakes, finely chopped pecans, sugar, salt, onion powder, and the black pepper; shake well to mix.
2
Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
3
Spray the foil-lined baking sheet with a nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray.
4
At this point I preheated the oven to 375 degrees.
5
In a deep-dish bowl, add the egg(s); beat well with a fork.
6
Toss the chicken legs one at a time, in the egg mixture to coat each drumstick.
7
Then place chicken legs one at a time, in the pecan/cereal mixture in the Ziploc bag.
8
Seal the bag, and shake the bag to coat each chicken leg.
9
Place the chicken on the foiled lined baking sheet, and drizzle each drumstick with a little bit of the melted butter.
10
Bake chicken in the oven for 55 minutes. (Do not turn the chicken while it's baking.)
11
Note: I have prepared this pecan chicken before, and using larger size drumsticks, but I was only able to coat 7-(4 oz.) drumsticks with the nutty/cereal coating mix.

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