Pecan-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs
  • Servings: 6
  • Ingredients

  • 12chicken drumsticks
  • 6chicken legs
  • 1egg, beaten
  • 1cupcorn flake crumbs
  • 1/3 cupfinely chopped pecans
  • 1tablespoonsugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonssalt
  • 1/2 teaspoononion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cupmargarine, melted
  • Directions

  • PREHEAT oven to 400°E Toss chicken legs with egg to coat.
  • COMBINE cornflakes, pecans, sugar, salt, onion powder and pepper in large resealable plastic food storage bag.
  • Add chicken legs two at a time; shake to coat.
  • PLACE chicken on foil-lined baking sheet; drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Reviews

  • “Wow!What a lovely meal we had last night.This is really a dish you could serve company.I added more pecans than cornflakes and cut back the sugar to 1 tsp.It was a lovely meal, and one I will be using again and again.So easy to prepare.Thanks RecipeNut for sharing this one!”

  • “Absolutely delicious.”

  • “i liked the recipe:) so did the family…i did change
    sugar= brown sugar
    corn flakes=bran flakes
    garlic powder=garclic salt parsley flakesoverall went very well. i used 3 eggs to coat and also about doubled the shake but concept stayed the same.made with
    garlic/onion mashed potatoes with a chicken gravy made from drippings..defiantly will save for future use.”

  • “I made this for dinner last night, and it was excellent. Made as directed with chicken legs only, as that’s what I had on hand. Worked perfectly. Yummy, crispy crust, which my husband really loved. Both of my young children enjoyed it as well. Made with easy-to-find ingredients. Tastes a lot like fried chicken, but with a much better coating. I wasn’t sure whether or not to remove the skin from the legs, the recipe does not say, so I left it on and it worked fine. I think it would work without as well. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “I also cooked this on a rack over my baking dish – crispy all round.Baked vegetables underneath the rack.My husband love it.Will definately make it again, and again.”

  • “Great Low-carb recipe. Put in less sugar and added a bit more salt. Excellent. I will use this in place of shake n’ bake any day.”

  • “This was great I didn’t have pecans and cornflakes so I use special K pecan cereal it was sooo good I think I will keep my creation. Thank You!”

  • “I got a really terrific deal on chicken quarters at the grocery store ( 10lbs for only $3!!! ) and love to try different recipes when I have a lot of chicken on hand…I didn’t have any plain cornflakes, so I used a cup of Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and omitted the sugar since it is already sweetened.To cut down on the number of bowls I used I first crushed my pecans in a heavy duty freezer bag with a meat mallet and then added the cornflakes and crushed them in the same manner. Since I had the drumsticks defrosting in a freezer bag, I just added the egg to the bag and mixed it around.This made clean up soooo easy!!!I baked the chicken on a wire rack placed over a baking pan to make sure all the chicken crisped up evenly and would not get soggy.It smelled so good when baking and the taste was just delicious.I loved the slight sweetness from the cereal and then the crunch of the pecans.We will be keeping this one in our cookbooks forever…Thanks for sharing!!!”

  • “Really really great CHEAP meal!Meat doesn’t get much cheaper than chicken drumsticks and this was a great way to dress it up with stuff you have sitting around the house already.I did not have cornflakes and instead used 1/2 a cup of crushed tortilla chips and 1/2 a cup of Italian bread crumbs.I also doubled the amount of pecans.Rave reviews all around – served with homemade macaroni and cheese and ginger carrots.”

  • “I loved this recipe. Instead of drumsticks, I used chicken breast. My husband and I don’t really like the drumsticks. Anyway, I also had to sub breadcrumbs for the cornflakes b/c I did not have any, and it still came out great. I do plan to try it again with the cornflakes though. Thanks for posting such a good recipe, I plan to make this pretty often since it is easy to throw together when I get home from work.”

  • “An extremely tasty, moist way to prepare drumsticks. I usually don’t care for dark meat but these were delicious. They were ready to go into the oven by the time it had heated up so they are quick too. This recipe is going on my permanent list of meal options. Thanks!”

  • “Very tasty recipe.This had the texture of Shake and Bake seasoning.Can put this together in no time.Thanks for posting.”