Tested till perfect Crispy Cajun Drumettes

Crispy Cajun Drumettes

The drumette section of the wing is often packaged fresh or frozen. If you can't find them, separate whole wings at both joints and save the wing tips for stock. Serve with Blue Cheese Dip and vegetable sticks.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 22

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupall-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspCajun seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried thyme
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1 cup 1cupdried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 lb 2lbchicken drumettechicken drumettes
  • blue cheese dip, recipe this page
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Preparation

In shallow dish, whisk together flour, Cajun seasoning, salt and thyme. In bowl, whisk eggs with 2 tbsp (25 mL) water. In separate shallow dish, combine bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese.

Four at a time, toss drumettes in flour mixture to coat, shaking excess back into dish. Coat in egg mixture, letting excess drip back into dish. Roll in bread-crumb mixture, patting to adhere. Place on greased or parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheets.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 400°F (200°C) oven, turning drumettes once and switching and rotating pans halfway through, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 40 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat in 400°F/200°C oven, about 10 minutes.) Serve with Blue Cheese Dip.

Additional information :

Blue Cheese Dip

In bowl, combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) light mayonnaise; 1/4 cup (50 mL) light sour cream; 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh dill (or 1/4 tsp/1 mL dried dillweed); 1 tsp (5 mL) wine vinegar; 1 clove garlic, minced; 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper sauce; and pinch pepper. Stir in 1/3 cup (75 mL) crumbled blue cheese. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Makes about 3/4 cup (175 mL).

Per 1 tbsp (15 mL): about 50 cal, 1 g pro, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 2 g carb, 0 g fibre, 7 mg chol, 130 mg sodium. % RDI: 3% calcium, 1% vit A.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 113 pro 7g total fat 7g sat. fat 2g
carb 6g fibre 0 chol 14mg sodium 258mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 6 vit A 4 folate 3
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