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Falafel-crusted Chicken Drumettes

Sunset MAY 2001

  • Yield: Makes 12 to 14 pieces; 6 or 7 appetizer, 3 or 4 main-dish servings


  • 2 pounds chicken drumettes (shoulder-wing joint)
  • About 3/4 cup dried falafel mix
  • Salt


1. Rinse chicken drumettes. Put falafel mix in a heavy plastic food bag. Add 5 or 6 drumettes to bag at a time, shake well, lift out, and lay slightly apart in an oiled 10- by 15-inch pan.

2. Bake in a 475° oven for 10 minutes. Turn drumettes over and bake until lightly browned and meat at bone in thickest part is no longer pink (cut to test), about 15 minutes longer. Add salt to taste.

Nutritional analysis per appetizer serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 225
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Protein: 23g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 259mg
  • Cholesterol: 73mg

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