Flashbang Cheesy Drumsticks

McCree heaves a blinding grenade that explodes shortly after it leaves his hand. The blast staggers enemies in a small radius.

Servings

2

Ready In:

45 mins

Good For:

Dinner

Inspiration from

McCree

Armed with his Peacekeeper revolver, the outlaw Jesse McCree doles out justice on his own terms.

McCree had already made a name for himself as a member of the notorious Deadlock Gang, which trafficked in illicit weapons and military hardware throughout the American Southwest, when he and his associates were busted in an Overwatch sting operation. With his expert marksmanship and resourcefulness, he was given the choice between rotting in a maximum-security lockup and joining Blackwatch, Overwatch’s covert ops division. He chose the latter.

Although he was initially cynical, he came to believe that he could make amends for his past sins by righting the injustices of the world. McCree appreciated the flexibility afforded to the clandestine Blackwatch, unhindered by bureaucracy and red tape. But as Overwatch’s influence waned, rogue elements within Blackwatch sought to bring down the organization and turn it to their own ends. Wanting no part of the infighting, McCree set off alone and went underground.

He resurfaced several years later as a gunslinger for hire. But while McCree’s talents are sought after by parties great and small, he fights only for causes he believes are just.

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Ingredients

10 Chicken Drumsticks
1 tbsp Salt
50g Plain Flour
200g Breadcrumbs
2 tsp Dried Oregano
1 tsp Garlic Granules
Red Chilli Flakes
Black Pepper
2 Eggs (beaten)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Onions (finely chopped)
1 Garlic Clove (minced)
Basil (chopped)
600g Passata
250g Mozzarella (sliced)

Honestly I had a real knackering for chicken legs and wanted a recipe to utilise them. Using the chicken legs in a star shape with a chicken parmesan sauce around, meant I could keep it American for McCree and shaped like his flash of light. I couldn’t decide whether to use this for his flash-bang or a Sheriff badge, however I thought a flash-bang would be more significant with his move-set compared to an ordinary Sheriff badge.

Chicken Parmesan is an Italian-American dish that consists of breaded chicken in a tomato sauce and covered with parmesan cheese. I’ve also incorporated Mozzarella in the dish to make it extra cheesy, so when you pull a drumstick away from the dish, you get a great pull of stringy cheese! The dish originated in United States from Italian immigrants and became a popular staple in restaurants by the 1950s.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC, 180ºC fan or Gas Mark 6. Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Pat dry the chicken drumstick with kitchen roll. Season both sides with salt. The coat the drumsticks in the plain flour.

Step 2

Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and combine with the garlic granules, black pepper, red chilli flakes and oregano. Place the beaten eggs in a bowl. Dip the chicken drumsticks into the egg then the breadcrumb mixture until completely coated. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining drumsticks. Place them in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Step 3 

While the chicken is cooking, make the tomato sauce. Place the olive oil in a frying pan and warm over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and basil and cook for a few minutes more. Add the passata and cook for a further 5 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.

Step 4

Remove the chicken drumsticks from the oven and place in an ovenproof dish so the ends stick over the edges of the dish. Pour the tomato sauce around the sides of the chicken and then scatter the parmesan over the top of the drumsticks and sauce. Cover each drumstick with a slice of mozzarella. Return to the oven and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Scatter with additional basil and oregano and serve.

Flashbang Cheesy Drumsticks

McCree heaves a blinding grenade that explodes shortly after it leaves his hand. The blast staggers enemies in a small radius.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: McCree, Overwatch
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • Kitchen roll
  • Greaseproof Paper
  • Baking Tray
  • Ovenproof Dish
  • Frying pan

Ingredients

  • 10 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 50 g Plain Flour
  • 200 g Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Garlic Granules
  • Red Chilli Flakes
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • Basil chopped
  • 600 g Passata
  • 250 g Mozzarella sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC, 180ºC fan or Gas Mark Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Pat dry the chicken drumstick with kitchen roll. Season both sides with salt. The coat the drumsticks in the plain flour.
  • Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and combine with the garlic granules, black pepper, red chilli flakes and oregano. Place the beaten eggs in a bowl. Dip the chicken drumsticks into the egg then the breadcrumb mixture until completely coated. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining drumsticks. Place them in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • While the chicken is cooking, make the tomato sauce. Place the olive oil in a frying pan and warm over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and basil and cook for a few minutes more. Add the passata and cook for a further 5 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.
  • Remove the chicken drumsticks from the oven and place in an ovenproof dish so the ends stick over the edges of the dish. Pour the tomato sauce around the sides of the chicken and then scatter the parmesan over the top of the drumsticks and sauce. Cover each drumstick with a slice of mozzarella. Return to the oven and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Scatter with additional basil and oregano and serve.

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