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Monday, January 30, 2012

Panko Crusted Drumsticks with Spicy Mustard

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Chicken legs are truly underestimated.  Although they pale in comparison to the desirable breast, the legs are high in flavor and low on cost. If cooked correctly there is a great balance between richness and savory meaty taste.  These legs are easy to prepare and a family favorite.  Kids love eating with their hands and with chicken legs they are allowed - with a stack of napkins nearby.

The lightly spicy crust on these legs, lock in the juices and when cooked in such a high temperature the skin browns and crisps up perfectly.  I served my legs with some steamed brown rice and a green salad that brought a real freshness to the dinner.  Chicken legs should be treated with respect and can truly stand on their own (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).

 Panko Crusted Chicken Legs with Spicy Mustard

8 chicken legs
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. horseradish
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Combine mustard and horseradish.  Coat chicken legs with mustard mixture.  Season panko with salt and pepper to taste and place in a shallow dish or pan.  Roll chicken legs in breadcrumbs and place on a baking sheet coated with olive oil.  Drizzle with butter.

Bake chicken legs, turning once until golden brown and cooked through, approximately 40 minutes.

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