Tuesday, May 3, 2011

{ Mojo Chicken Drumettes with Lemon Pepper }

Mojo Chicken Drumettes with Lemon Pepper
(No fork or spoon required. This is Finger Food)

This is a recipe we make a lot here at home when we are craving a citrus chicken and the ease of finger food.

 *4 packages (about 1 pound each) small chicken drumettes, skin 
   removed (optional).
* 1 Lemon
* 2 tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
* 1/2 cup Badia or Goya Brand Mojo Liquid Marinade
* Extra Virgin Olive oil---enough for coating cooking pan and 
   baking sheet

---Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place drumettes in a large shallow dish or mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup mojo marinade, juice of 1 lemon and 2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning. Toss gently to coat each chicken drumette. Allow to sit and marinade for 30 minutes or over night in fridge.

---In a large skillet, add enough Extra Virgen Olive Oil to coat pan. Warm oil to a medium heat, add drumettes and cook on skillet til done.

---Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray or gently coat with extra virgin olive oil. Remove drumettes from pan and arrange on baking sheet. Place in oven for 30 minutes. Remove and enjoy. NOTE: The oven step can be omitted if you like a juicier drum. We prefer our drumettes a little on the dry side....almost resembling the texture of a jerky. This recipe can also be made on the outdoor grill.

This is also a nice alternative to the same ol' same ol' buffalo wings and is a nice addition to Game Day finger foods.

Sealed with a Kiss, Kirsten