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A Leg Up (oven-fried chicken) Recipe

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This recipe for A Leg Up (oven-fried chicken), by , is from The Fenstermaker-King Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Rachelle King


8 drumsticks (3 1/2 lbs)
1 large egg
Crunchy Coating, below
Nonstick spray

Heat oven to 400F. Line a jelly-roll pan or shallow roasting pan with foil. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.

Skin chicken by grasping skin with paper towels and pulling off.

In a pie plate or shallow bowl, slightly beat egg. Coat a few drumsticks in egg at a time.

Place desired Crunchy Coating in plastic food bag. If using tortilla chips, stuffing mix, french fried onins, cheese crackers or honey-mustard pretzels, close bag and crush with a rolling pin. Put 1 or 2 drumsticks in the bag at a time and shake to coat chicken evenly.

Place on prepared pan; lightly coat drumsticks with cooking spray. (If using fried onions or honey-mustard pretzels, do not spray.) Bake 30 to 35 minutes until chicken is cooked through and coating is browned.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Crunchy Coating:

Italian: 1 cup wheat germ, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan, 1/4 tsp each garlic salt and pepper.

Honey-mustard: 3 cups honey-mustard pretzel pieces, 1/4 tsp pepper.

Mexican: 3 cups tortilla chips, 2 tsp each chili powder and ground cumin.

Krispie Ranch: 1 1/2 cup crisp rice cereal (Rice Krispies), 1 envelope ranch dressing mix.

Cheesy: 3 cups cheese crackers, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp pepper.

Herb: 1 1/2 cups herb stuffing mix, 1 tsp each onion powder and paprika.

Curry: 3 cups french fried onion rings, 2 tsp curry powder.




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