Chicken is so versatile yet I find myself always making the same dishes with it so it was time to mix things up a bit. I am a fan of bread crumbs whether they are seasoned, plain or panko so when I discovered Chef Merito a couple years ago, I knew I had to try it out. I have been a fan ever since. When I found they had a spicy version, oh it was on!
Let me tell you, don’t be intimidated by the spicy blend. Its not hot…it has just enough spice to give it a new flavor but not too hot for those sensitive to spicy food. I baked a tray of seasoned drumsticks and they were uh-may-zing!
Simple recipe…add some grapeseed oil to a baking tray & add your chicken. Toss each piece so they are coated. Add salt, pepper and the bread crumbs. Turn them over & do the same. Pop in the oven at 350 for about an hour. Take them out, rotate each piece and pop back in for another 15 minutes or til golden brown.
I have served this with white rice and steamed veggies, but if you want to amp up the stick-to-your-ribs factor, chop some potatoes, onion & baby carrots and put them in the baking tray first. Season the same way as the chicken and place the drumsticks (or other pieces) on top. Talk about yummy!