Spicy crumbed chicken with coleslaw

Spicy crumbed chicken with coleslaw
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands on time 20 min, oven time 25 min

Crispy, crunchy breadcrumb-coated chicken is baked, instead of fried, for a healthier twist and served with a lighter coleslaw. It makes a brilliant midweek meal, especially alongside these homemade potato wedges.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
587kcals
Fat
32.5g (5.8g saturates)
Protein
6.9g
Carbohydrates
33.8g (6.9g sugars)
Salt
1.2g
Calories
587kcals
Fat
32.5g (5.8g saturates)
Protein
6.9g
Carbohydrates
33.8g (6.9g sugars)
Salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 30g packet fajita seasoning
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 100g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

For the coleslaw

  • 4tbsp light mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 350g white cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely grated

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Line a roasting tin with foil. Divide the fajita seasoning between 2 bowls, add the flour to one and breadcrumbs to the other. Stir to mix. Beat the eggs in a third bowl.
  2. Toss the chicken in the flour. Dip each drumstick in the egg, then evenly in the breadcrumbs. Add to the tin, drizzle with the oil and bake for 25 minutes, turning halfway, until cooked, deep golden and crispy.
  3. Meanwhile, make the coleslaw by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl. Season and serve with the chicken.

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