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Laura Sellman | Victoria EC

With a kick of smoky heat (courtesy of chipotle seasoning or chile powder) and a coating of Parmesan cheese and fresh cilantro, these drumsticks deliver game-winning flavor.

8 large chicken drumsticks
1/2 cup chipotle seasoning
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper
Chopped cilantro, for garnish

1. Heat a grill to medium-high. Rinse drumsticks and pat dry with paper towels. Season them with chipotle seasoning. Grill them until cooked through. (They should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees, and the juices should run clear when pierced with a knife.)

2. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, garlic powder and lemon pepper.

3. Remove fully cooked chicken from grill. Roll the warm drumsticks in seasoning mixture, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 drumsticks.

Cook’s Tip

If you can’t find chipotle seasoning, feel free to use an equal amount of any Mexican-style meat seasoning, or generously season the chicken with salt, pepper and about 3 tablespoons of pure ground chipotle chile. The chile seasoning provides plenty of flavor, so feel free to omit the garlic powder and lemon pepper.

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