Legendary International Chicken
This terrific recipe for Legendary International Chicken was submitted by Gilda Lester of Wilmington, North Carolina.
1 cup plain yogurt
3 tablespoons finely chopped cucumbers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 1/4 teaspoons pepper - divided use
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin - divided use
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 chicken drumsticks, skinned
1 cup pecan pieces
1 cup corn flakes
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh chives
Red leaf lettuce for garnish (optional)
Cherry tomatoes for garnish (optional)
- In large bowl, place yogurt. Add cucumber, cilantro, mustard, lime juice, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the cumin and salt; stir to mix well. Add chicken to mixture and turn to coat evenly.
- In food processor or blender container, place pecans and corn flakes. Process to form fine crumbs; add cayenne pepper, remaining 3/4 teaspoon cumin and remaining 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Stir in chives, mix well and remove crumb mixture to shallow dish.
- Remove chicken from yogurt mixture and roll in crumbs, turning to coat evenly. Place chicken on rack of baking pan and bake in 375°F (190°C) oven about 45 minutes, until chicken is brown and fork can be inserted with ease.
- Arrange lettuce on platter, add chicken and garnish with cherry tomatoes, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.