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Salsa Drumsticks with Black Beans

These drumsticks are a wonderful main course option for the family with their authentic Mexican flavor.

Prep Time 
Cook Time 
Total Time 
Servings 
8

Ingredients 

2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained
1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
1/3 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
10 to 14 (3-1/2 pounds) Gold'n Plump® Chicken Drumsticks
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley for garnish

Instructions 

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat 13" x 9" baking pan with cooking spray.

Stir together beans and salsa in medium bowl. Spread evenly in baking pan.

Combine cornmeal, cumin, salt, and pepper in a zip-seal plastic bag. Add 4 chicken legs at a time; turn bag to coat chicken evenly.

Arrange chicken in a single layer over bean mixture.

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned and thoroughly cooked.

Garnish servings with cilantro or parsley.

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Tips 

Fresh fruit, such as juicy pineapple and sweet mango slices splashed with fresh lime juice, pairs nicely with this zesty chicken dish.

Variations 

Nutritional information may change when substituting your chicken product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it's best to thaw before cooking. 

Possible Substitutions 
  • Serving Size
    • Servings 
      8
  • PER SERVING
    • Calories 
      364
    • Calories from Fat 
      33%
    • Total Fat 
      13g
    • Saturated Fat 
      4g
    • Total Carbohydrate 
      24g
    • Protein 
      36g
    • Sugars 
      2g
    • Cholesterol 
      151mg
    • Dietary Fiber 
      8g
    • Sodium 
      622mg
  • DAILY VALUE
    • Vitamin A 
      11%
    • Vitamin C 
      5%
    • Calcium 
      3%
    • Iron 
      12%
  • DIETARY EXCHANGES
    • Starch/Bread 
      2
    • Lean Meat 
      4
    • Recipes calling out meat in the Dietary Exchanges category were analyzed with information prior to 2014 updates. Recipes calling out protein were analyzed with the new information after 2014.
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