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Zesty Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

Zesty Oven Fried Chicken Recipe via BetterThanRamen.net

The recipe is modified from a chicken cookbook I got a long time ago. As with most cookbooks I bought as a kid, I’ve tried either none of the recipes in it, or have perfected just one of them. This is the recipe I perfected from the chicken cookbook, which I can’t seem to find online.

These Zesty Chicken Drumsticks get their unique flavor from the lime juice and cumin in the marinade. You can serve them as an appetizer or paired with rice and steamed veggies as an entree.

Zesty Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

Level: Medium

Prep Time: 24 hours (for marinading)

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

Chicken:

  • 1 pack of drumsticks (8 drumsticks)
  • Flour for coating drumsticks

Marinade:

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cooking oil

Instructions:

1. To begin the marinade, dice the garlic cloves and put them into a bowl. Add the salt and use a wooden spoon to mash the garlic into a paste. Don’t worry about achieving the perfect consistency; this can be quite difficult unless you have a mortar and pestle handy, which most people don’t.

Zesty Oven Fried Chicken Recipe via BetterThanRamen.net

Step 1

2. Add the rest of the marinade ingredients (lime juice, cumin, turmeric, pepper, water and oil) to the bowl and stir.

Zesty Oven Fried Chicken Recipe via BetterThanRamen.net

Step 2

3. You will want to prepare the drumsticks so that they can absorb as much of the marinade as possible. To do this, make several incisions into each drumstick with a knife.

4. Place the drumsticks into either a large Ziploc bag or Tupperware box. Pour the marinade into the bag/box and leave in your fridge overnight.

Zesty Oven Fried Chicken Recipe via BetterThanRamen.net

Step 4

5. When the chicken has been fully marinated, take it out of the fridge and drain the marinade out of the bag/box that the chicken was in. Pat the moisture away from the chicken using paper towels.

6. Now you will fry the drumsticks and then bake them. Coat the chicken in flour by placing flour into a bowl and rolling the chicken around in it until fully covered.

7. Cover a large frying pan with oil. Set the stove to medium heat. Fry each drumstick for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the drumsticks several time during the process to make sure the meat is cooked evenly.

8. While the chicken is cooking on the stove, preheat your oven to 375F. Line a baking dish with foil.

9. When the chicken is done frying, move it to the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until fully cooked.

10. Wait a few minutes for the drumsticks to cool off before serving your delicious Zesty Chicken Drumsticks!Zesty Oven Fried Chicken Recipe via BetterThanRamen.net

Zesty Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe
Yields 8
A healthy alternative to fried chicken, these Zesty Chicken Drumsticks get their unique flavor from the lime juice and cumin in the marinade. You can serve them as an appetizer or paired with rice and steamed veggies as an entree.
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Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
24 hr 45 min
Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
24 hr 45 min
Chicken
  1. 1 pack of drumsticks (8 drumsticks)
  2. Flour for coating drumsticks
Marinade
  1. 4 cloves garlic
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 3/4 cup lime juice
  4. 1 tbsp cumin
  5. 1 tsp turmeric
  6. 1 tsp pepper
  7. 2 tbsp water
  8. 1 tsp cooking oil
Instructions
  1. To begin the marinade, dice the garlic cloves and put them into a bowl. Add the salt and use a wooden spoon to mash the garlic into a paste. Don't worry about achieving the perfect consistency; this can be quite difficult unless you have a mortar and pestle handy, which most people don't.
  2. Add the rest of the marinade ingredients (lime juice, cumin, turmeric, pepper, water and oil) to the bowl and stir.
  3. You will want to prepare the drumsticks so that they can absorb as much of the marinade as possible. To do this, make several incisions into each drumstick with a knife.
  4. Place the drumsticks into either a large Ziploc bag or Tupperware box. Pour the marinade into the bag/box and leave in your fridge overnight.
  5. When the chicken has been fully marinated, take it out of the fridge and drain the marinade out of the bag/box that the chicken was in. Pat the moisture away from the chicken using paper towels.
  6. Now you will fry the drumsticks and then bake them. Coat the chicken in flour by placing flour into a bowl and rolling the chicken around in it until fully covered.
  7. Cover a large frying pan with oil. Set the stove to medium heat. Fry each drumstick for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the drumsticks several time during the process to make sure the meat is cooked evenly.
  8. While the chicken is cooking on the stove, preheat your oven to 375F. Line a baking dish with foil.
  9. When the chicken is done frying, move it to the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until fully cooked.
  10. Wait a few minutes for the drumsticks to cool off before serving your delicious Zesty Oven Fried Chicken!
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  • Reply alifemoment

    Delicious!

    June 18, 2014 at 10:40 AM
    • Ana Cvetkovic
      Reply Ana

      Thank you! Let me know how it goes if you try the recipe!

      June 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Reply hungryandfit

    Yum!

    June 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM
    • Ana Cvetkovic
      Reply Ana

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

      June 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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