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Garlic-Lime Chicken Drumettes with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Friday, February 19, 2010

This marinade gives chicken drumettes lots of flavor in a relatively short amount of time.

Drumettes, also called party wings, are the meatiest part of chicken wings. They look like miniature drumsticks. They’re just the right size to serve as appetizers for a party. The marinade gives these drumettes lots of flavor in a relatively short amount of time.

CHICKEN & MARINADE
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted, crushed*
1/2 cup lime juice
1/3 cup olive oil
24 chicken drumettes or party wings

MAYONNAISE
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 to 3 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, drained, finely chopped**
1 tablespoon adobo sauce

GARNISH
2 avocados, sliced

1. Place garlic, grated lime peel, salt, oregano, crushed cumin seeds, lime juice and oil in nonreactive shallow pan large enough to hold chicken in one layer. Add chicken; turn to coat completely with marinade. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 4 hours.

2. Combine all mayonnaise ingredients in small bowl; refrigerate 30 minutes.

3. Heat grill or broiler. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or coals, or broil on preheated broiler pan, 12 to 14 minutes or until browned and juices run clear, turning once. Serve with mayonnaise and avocado slices.

TIPS *Toast cumin seeds in dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, 1 minute or until slightly darkened in color and aroma is toasty. Crush with mortar and pestle or flat side of chef’s knife.

**Chipotle chiles are dried, smoked jalapeño chiles. They come dried, pickled or canned in adobo sauce. Look for them in the Latin section of the supermarket.

8 servings

PER SERVING: 475 calories, 43.5 g total fat (8.5 g saturated fat), 17.5 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 75 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 3 g fiber

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