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Broiled Tex-Mex Drumsticks with Avocado & Tomato Salad

Scott Phillips

Servings: four.



  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 21/4 lb. total)
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup quartered grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium avocado, cut into medium dice
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size based on four servings
  • Calories (kcal) : 380
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 230
  • Fat (g): 25
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 15
  • Cholesterol (mg): 95
  • Sodium (mg): 980
  • Carbohydrates (g): 9
  • Fiber (g): 5
  • Protein (g): 30


  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Put the drumsticks in a medium bowl. Drizzle them with the olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle in the cumin, chili powder, sugar, 1/2  tsp. salt, and a few grinds of pepper; toss again to coat evenly. Arrange the drumsticks on a wire rack set over a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil the chicken in  the center of the oven, turning once after 10  minutes, until fully cooked and browned in spots, about 20  minutes total.
  • While the chicken cooks, gently mix the tomatoes, avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and 1 tsp. salt in a mixing or serving bowl. Serve alongside the chicken.

Serve with black beans and rice or tortilla chips.


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Reviews (5 reviews)

  • momsstuffing | 08/03/2017

    This is a great weeknight menu. Quick and almost no clean up. The chicken comes out perfect though I usually need to broil about 25-30 min to make sure cooked through. I serve with the avocado and tomato salad which is divine. On an easy night I just add tortilla chips on the side or if I have more energy I'll do creamed corn with shallots (another superb FC recipe) and add an Alabama white sauce. Kids love it and so do adults. Just do it!

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    JoanT | 08/22/2014

    My son-in-law prepared this last night and it was delicious enough that I am archiving the recipe. The only changes he made...grilling the chicken legs on the bar-b-que and adding salty cotija cheese to the tomato salad. Yummy and quick.

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