Friday, October 23, 2009

Curry Chicken Drummettes

I had a rather large pack of chicken drummettes in the freezer that were begging to be cooked. I was going to make my standard buffalo wings which is always a sure bet during football season with A.J. and the girlz. Instead, I took a walk on the wild side and shook things up a bit cooking with curry powder for the very first time.
These drummette came out better than I could have hoped for and I am a definite believer in curry powder. So if you have any recipes I need to try with curry, send them my way, because I'm addicted!


Rinse about 3lbs. of chicken drummettes with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place them in a bowl, season well with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil. Toss the drummettes with your hands to evenly coat them with the seasoning and olive oil. Then place the drummettes in a baking dish and spread them out. Bake them at 425 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until the skin gets brown and crispy.




While the drummettes are baking, melt one stick of butter and combine with 1-1/2 tablespoons curry powder, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of soy sauce and 1/4 cup of honey.





Whisk to blend. Season with salt to taste.





When the drummettes are done, place them in a large bowl and pour the butter/curry mixture over the top. Toss to thoroughly coat each one. Place the drummettes on a baking sheet and return them to the oven for 5 to 7 minutes.




Garnish with sliced green onion. I forgot to get a picture of these plattered up.

These were a huge hit and so were the New Orleans Saints last Sunday over the New York Giants...sorry Eli! Look out Miami!

Have a great weekend!

34 comments:

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

yum! I love curry, and it looks great on the drummets!

Last month, the daring cooks challenge was dosas with a curried filling and a curry sauce. If you search my blog for "dosas" it should come right up - they were amazing!

Cathy said...

Love drummettes, but have never used curry. I'm more of a smoked paprika kinda girl, but yours look yummy.

Donna-FFW said...

What a delicious way to cook the drumettes. Love crispy skin like that and I bet the curry does add such flavor.

Cheryl said...

Man I just so happen to have a package in my freezer! You are a smart girl, love it!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I had no idea that wings were that easy to make homemade. Cool!!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'm with you on the curry, Katherine, love it! What a great recipe for football season, yum!

As for the curry I did a wonderful curried cauliflower nan type this summer and it was magnificent. Here's the link:

http://beacheats.blogspot.com/2009/04/hungry-diva-link-love-edition.html

I used this recipe from The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/dining/221mrex.html?_r=2&ref=dining

buffalodick said...

This works for me! Do you remember Archie Manning, their father? I was a fan of the Michigan Panthers, when they won a league title! 1984.. those kids did not get their gifts from the neighbors!

The Blonde Duck said...

I would love these! Yum!

Debbie said...

Oh they look delicious! I love curry on chicken salad. So good!

The Japanese Redneck said...

curry is something I've been wanting to try.

Ramona

Swampechaun said...

Mmm... looks delicious. I love curry and chicken any way they can be cooked together!

Maria said...

Drumettes, love that name:) Have a good weekend!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I've never cooked with curry, but I would love to. I just wish I could taste it BEFORE I cooked it to see if hubby would go for it.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Hey Katherine I've never used curry either but will give these a try. Saints Alive! Aren't they something!!!!! :)

Lea Ann said...

I love curry and these look fabulous. A "must try"

Thanks for the post!

Marjie said...

I like drumettes in a sweet & sour sauce, or an orange sauce, or good old BBQ. I just can't abide the smell of curry; it's one of those things!

Mary said...

This looks wonderful. I have a couple of curry recipes on my site.

Elra said...

Just the word curry has already made my mouth water.

Aggie said...

What a great recipe! These look great and I bet were absolutely delicious! I love curry flavor!

gigi said...

These look heavenly! I love, love,love curry!

TavoLini said...

Well, I'm a Lions fan, so its pretty much all faith--good food doesn't hurt ;)

I like the addition of curry--I still haven't found a brand I like.

I did make your etouffee--and my parents liked it (!!) My dad does not generally dabble in foods that don't involve beef, potatoes or iceberg lettuce.

Sophia said...

Mmm!! finger-licking good! I've never heard of drummettes in curry! Cool!

buffalodick said...

I'm going to have to revisit curry.. had some a long time ago, and didn't care for it.. Now I know enough to make my own- soon!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum - great flavours!
Congrats for giving curry another try.

Marguerite said...

What a great twist on a old favorite! They look so yummmmy! I am going tailgating today, for the U.L.L. homecoming game.
Come on over to Cajun Country and pick up your latest award, cher!

Chris said...

I like the curry twist!

Katy ~ said...

Yummm, curry is warm and flavorful. Your wings look like MORE!!

Joanne said...

I love curry, especially Indian curries. I think the only recipe that uses curry powder on the blog is the curry pumpkin hummus I made a while back - which I loved. These drummettes look so delicous! Yay for thinking outside the box with your cooking.

teresa said...

i really need to branch out in the type of chicken i cook with, usually just breasts, never drumsticks, these look wonderful!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Curry is one of my favorite spices.....

I'm here from Marguerite's place -my hb is from New Orleans, and while I'm a WVA girl, I lived in BR many years - we moved to the Smoky Mountains 5 years ago -- on the WNC side *smiling*

Helene said...

Such a delicious way to prepare drummettes. They look full of flavors.

Pam said...

The chicken looks amazing - I love curry!

MaryBeth said...

We love chicken in the Dunkin house, these would be fabulous to have at any time. I bet the flavors are crazy good...Great Job Katherine!

Kasha said...

Yum! My football loving husband might just love these! Thanks!
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