Crispy Baked Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Sauce

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These baked chicken drumsticks are crispy-crunchy outside and succulent and juicy inside. Serve with sweet potato fries and spinach salad.

Crispy Baked Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Sauce
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

  • 2/3 cup fine dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat (see Note)

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 5 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 large egg

  • 8 chicken drumsticks, (about 2 pounds total), skin removed, trimmed

  • Honey-Mustard Sauce

  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt, preferably Greek-style

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions
  1. Cover and refrigerate the sauce (Step 4) for up to 3 days.

  2. 4 servings, 2 drumsticks & 2 tablespoons sauce

  3. Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a wire rack with cooking spray and set it on a large rimmed baking sheet.

  4. Mix breadcrumbs, paprika, onion powder and salt in a shallow dish. Drizzle with oil and mash with a fork until the oil is thoroughly incorporated. Lightly beat egg with a fork in another shallow dish. Dip the drumsticks into the egg, then press into the breading mixture until evenly coated on both sides. (Discard any remaining mixture and/or egg.) Place the chicken on the prepared rack.

  5. Bake the chicken until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a drumstick without touching bone registers 165°F, 25 to 30 minutes.

  6. To prepare sauce: Combine yogurt, mustard, honey and pepper in a small bowl. Serve the sauce with the drumsticks.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
299
Carbohydrates
20g
Fat
11g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
29g
Cholesterol
131mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
345mg
Sodium
510mg
Added Sugars
9g
Exchanges
1 starch
1/2 other carbohydrate
4 lean meat
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Zinc (20% daily value)

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2 replies

gatp
gatp 2013-10-03 05:49:59 -0500 Report

Maybe this works for you but 20 carbs is a lot. I would have to lose the bread crumbs and honey. That stuff bothered me for years even before I was diagnosed.

jimmcq
jimmcq 2013-10-02 12:37:46 -0500 Report

The recipe looks fine but something got lost in the translation, what note ? (after ingredient 2) and step 4 in the directions, is actually step 6. Nearly every recipe has some errors, most more important than these 2.