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Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks Recipe

Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks Recipe

The first time I fixed this effortless main dish for guests, I received plenty of recipe requests. With their pretzel coating, these drumsticks seem to satisfy everyone’s appetites. I’m sure you’ll agree, they’re yummy! –Joann Frazier Hensley, McGaheysville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup finely crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds chicken drumsticks

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine the butter, cayenne and garlic powder. In another shallow bowl, combine the pretzels, pecans and pepper. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then roll in pretzel mixture.
  • 2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, turning once. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 409 calories, 30g fat (14g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 498mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein

Reviews for Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"I accidentally added the cayenne pepper and garlic powder to the crushed pepper mixture. Still was very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"Much better than I expected. The texture was good and it had a unique flavor. The pepper can be tasted a fair amount more than I expected."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"The whole family loved this one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"Easy & delicious!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.