Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks Recipe

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Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks Recipe
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Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks Recipe

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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
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.

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

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.
Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180°, turning once. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p37

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180°, turning once. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p37

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s_pants User ID: 174050 254859
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2016

"Didn't get the pretzels crushed up enough so it didn't stay on the chicken. But it had a good flavor!"

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klesinski User ID: 1037014 138314
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

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

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spiceygas User ID: 3317044 83309
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."

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tcarver User ID: 5663692 154620
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"The whole family loved this one."

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Sahn User ID: 2130424 155610
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"easy & delicious!"

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