Want delicious crispy chicken without the oil and frying? It is possible. This Crispy Honey Chicken recipe was adapted from a recipe in the Meal Makeover Moms cookbook I picked up at the library. I loved dipping the chicken in a flavorful sauce instead of milk, egg or oil before adding the coating. It’s just delicious! By baking instead of frying, you avoid the mess and all the greasy calories. These drumsticks are very sticky, so line your pan with foil and be prepared to let the kids lick their fingers.
- 2 cups rice cereal (Krispies or Chex)
- 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped (the original recipe called for pecans)
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp light Teriyaki sauce
- 12 chicken drumsticks, skinned (about 3 lbs)
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- In a bowl (or in a zipper bag), crush the rice cereal coarsely. Add the nuts and set aside
- Combine the honey and teriyaki sauce in a large bowl.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then place each drumstick in the honey mixture and toss to coat.
- One at a time, roll each drumstick in the cereal mixture until well coated.
- Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook until the meat reaches 165 degrees with meat thermometer and coating turns golden brown, about 30 minutes.
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