African Spice-Rubbed Drumsticks With Banana Boats

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by alligirl

Taken from chef2chef .net and posted for ZWT. Definitely sounds interesting! Originally from ''Empire Kosher Chicken Cookbook: 225 Easy and Elegant Recipes for Poultry and Great Side Dishes'' by Katja Goldman and Arthur Boehm. **Time to prep/cook does not include refrigeration time.

Top Review by evelynathens

This was unusual and very delicious. I broiled as I was too lazy to fire up the bbq and let the chicken crust over. The spice mix was lovely - both hot and sweet, and the bananas on the side were an interesting addition, that nobody seemed to mind, but were not overwhelmed with, either. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small bowl, combine cumin, paprika, chile powder, brown sugar, peppercorns and oregano.
  2. Rub or spray drumsticks lightly with oil.
  3. Roll in spice rub, transfer to pan or dish, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Preheat grill or broiler.
  5. Remove drumsticks from the refrigerator 20 minutes before cooking.
  6. Grill over medium heat, about 4 inches from heat source, turning as needed, until brown and crisp, about 30 minutes.
  7. (Or broil drumsticks, turning once, about 12 minutes per side.).
  8. Slice unpeeled bananas in half lengthwise.
  9. Coat or spray banana flesh with vegetable oil.
  10. About 5 minutes before chicken is done, place bananas on the grill or under broiler, flesh toward heat, and cook until fruit softens and sizzles, 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Serve bananas and chicken together.

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