Saturday, February 27, 2010

man-pleasing food: zesty chicken drumsticks

I love mixing my own spices. This "zesty" seasoning mix is made up of garlic powder, cumin, paprika, seasoning salt, and lemon pepper. I usually double or triple the measurements and fill a bag or jar to have this spice on hand. We love it.
These are the spices all mixed up.
1 Tablespoon of oil per 1 Tablespoon of spices.
Trim the fat off of the drumsticks and baste both sides with the seasoning/oil mixutre.
Broil 36 minutes on high, turning every 12 minutes.

For kids and spouses going to work, wrap a strip of tinfoil around the top of the drumstick to keep fingers from getting messy and sticky. They can just hold onto the tinfoil part.

Zesty Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup garlic powder (not salt, the powder! I used the California blend for no particular reason)
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 Tablespoon lemon pepper
1 Tablespoon cumin
1 Tablespoon seasoning salt

Mix all the spices together without oil. This is your "bulk" spice. You can use the desired amount to taste. For about 12-14 drumsticks, I like to use 3 Tablespoons of the spice. The oil to spice ration is 1 Tablespoon of spice per 1 Tablespoon of oil. Mix the spices with the oil and baste over drumsticks.

To make the drumsticks:
1 Family Pack (12-14ish) chicken drumsticks
3 Talespoons zesty seasoning spices
3 Tablespoons canola oil

After basting your drumsticks on both sides of drumsticks, place in broiler on foil-lined cookie sheet with sides, or broiler pan. Make sure they are 1-2 inches apart. Broil on high for 36 minutes, turning every 12 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.



Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Oooh this sounds goo, love cumin! I'll have to mark this to try next time on chicken legs or thigs or even tenders!

Connie K said...

These look amazing and tasty !

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

These were great! I blogged & linked back! =)