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Legendary International Chicken

No recipe image available.This terrific recipe for Legendary International Chicken was submitted by Gilda Lester of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Recipe Ingredients:

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)

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.