College Cooking Tips
Raw chicken can carry some pretty nasty bacteria so it needs to be handled accordingly. The rule is: "Don't Cross Contaminate". So, if you use a cutting board for the chicken, don't use the same cutting board for cutting raw vegetables like salad greens. If you only have one cutting board, thorougly wash the cutting board with soap and hot water before using for any other foods. It's a very good idea to keep a spray bottle in your kitchen that has about 1 Tablespoon of bleach per pint of water. Spray the cutting boards, counters and sink after working with raw chicken.
The same cross contamination rules apply when cooking with raw eggs.
Jamaican Chicken Drumsticks
Prepare chicken the night before serving:
25 chicken drumsticks-Pull off the skin before placing in the marinade. Throw out the skin.
Mix marinade in a bowl:
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 10 cloves of garlic-minced
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 heaping Tbs. freshly grated ginger root (Or: 1 Tb ginger powder)
Place chicken in a glass bowl or non-reactive metal bowl.
Pour marinade over chicken and mix.
Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator.
Leave the chicken in the marinade overnight (If you don’t have time to marinate chicken overnight then marinate it for at least 3-4 hours.)
The next day:
Heat oven to 425 degrees
Prepare Crumb Coating:
Follow recipe for "How to Make Bread Crumbs and prepare Crumb Coating for Baked Chicken"
Place crumb coating in separate medium sized bowl (do not mix with egg-milk mixture)
Prepare egg-milk mixture:
In a separate medium sized bowl, stir
- 1 egg &
- 1 cup of milk with a fork.
Dip each piece of chicken into the egg-milk mixture.
- Shake off excess moisture.
- Roll in crumb coating.
- Place crumb-coated chicken on an oiled cookie sheet.
Bake in 425 degree oven for 40 minutes
Take the pan out with hot pads and place on the stovetop.
Turn each piece of chicken over with a metal spatula.
Return chicken to the oven and bake another 15 minutes to crisp the bottom side.
Each oven’s temperatures can vary: watch the chicken so it doesn't burn in the last 10 minutes.
Jamaican Chicken Family Size Recipe
Buy a whole chicken cut into pieces. (Thighs, breasts, legs, back, wings)
- 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cloves of garlic-minced
- 4 Tbs. soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 heaping Tb freshly grated ginger root (Or 3 tsp ginger powder)
Continue by following instructions for making "Jamaican Chicken Drumsticks"