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Southwestern Oven Fried Chicken

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Ingredients
  Broiler fryer chicken drumsticks 4 , skinned
  Broiler fryer chicken thighs 4 , skinned
  White bread slice 3 , torn in small pieces
  Cilantro 3 Tablespoon
  Yellow cornmeal 2 Tablespoon
  Pine nuts 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled
  Cumin 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon, divided
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon, ground
  Egg white 2 Teaspoon
  Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Honey 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In food processor container, process bread, cilantro, cornmeal, pine nuts, garlic, cumin, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, cayenne pepper and ground cloves to form fine crumbs.
2. Mix in egg white until moist.
3. On a large shallow plate, place mixture and set aside.
4. In small bowl, mix together mustard, water and honey and brush evenly over chicken.
5. With pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, sprinkle over the chicken.
6. Dip chicken, one piece at a time, in breadcrumb mixture and press gently to let the chicken get coated thinly.
7. On a rack in greased jellyroll pan place chicken and bake in 400°F oven for about 40 minutes such that chicken is crisp and brown and fork can be inserted with ease.

SERVING
8. Serve hot with garnish as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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