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Picnic Chicken Drumsticks

Serves 4 to 6
Time 9 hr 10 min
Serve these flavorful, buttermilk-marinated chicken legs as a crunchy baked alternative to fried chicken. They're tasty straight out of the oven, or even served cold. For a spin on the breading, use toasted wheat cereal in place of half of the breadcrumbs.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 cups whole wheat dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • Canola spray oil
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Method

Purée buttermilk, thyme, salt, pepper, garlic and onion in a blender; transfer to a medium bowl. 

Add chicken, toss to coat, cover and chill, tossing once or twice, for 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Arrange breadcrumbs, flour and eggs in three wide, shallow dishes. 

Drain chicken, discarding marinade. 

Working with one piece at a time, dredge chicken in flour, then eggs, and then breadcrumbs, shaking off any excess. 

Arrange on baking sheet, spray all over with cooking spray and bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 40 minutes. (For deeper, golden brown color, finish the chicken under the broiler for a few minutes before serving, if desired.)

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  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 cups whole wheat dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • Canola spray oil
Shop recipe on Amazon

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.