If you’re looking for a snack that is filling, easy to eat and one that you can have over drinks with your friends, then look no further than the New Orleans Drumettes. No one can ever say no to chicken drumettes. Simply put, it’s a great dish to order if you’re looking for finger food to share with your friends.
It’s an excellent meal for staying in or as a late-night snack.
What is New Orleans Drumettes
The name might say New Orleans, but it’s not necessarily made in New Orleans. This new addition to Pizza Hut’s menu is inspired by New Orleans, none the less. When you order a box of the New Orleans Drumettes, you get juicy chicken drumettes that are roasted and not deep-fried or grilled. Before the chicken is roasted, it is marinated with Cajun spices and then glazed with even more marinade before putting it in the oven. For the finishing touch, you then dip it in specially made creamy dipping sauce before taking a bite.
The History of New Orleans Drumettes
When people mention New Orleans food, they’re typically referring to Creole food, Cajun cuisine and soul food. While the New Orleans Drumettes are inspired by New Orleans flavours, it is more common to find New Orleans wings instead of the chicken drumettes.
Creole food has a lot of influence from the French, Spanish, West African, and Native American cuisine and they often use ingredients such as bell peppers and tomatoes. Cajun cuisines, on the other hand, are food that descended from the French-Arcadians immigrants. Cajun food has a heavy influence of French cooking techniques and ingredients. In contrast, Soul Food was created by African-Americans. Their food is often always hearty, flavourful and rustic.
In terms of spices and sauces, New Orleans-inspired cuisine often use spices such as Cajun, hot sauce, remoulade, cayenne and creole seasoning. When making any chicken dishes, they are usually marinated with these ingredients overnight and laced with more marinade upon cooking to achieve more flavourful and hearty flavours. New Orleans cooking also always makes use of every part of the chicken, which is why you often find kidney and liver in their food.
Nutritional Content of the New Orleans Drumettes
The chicken might be one of the best sources of protein there is out there. While some people might think that eating chicken skin can make you fat, some experts believe that eating chicken skin in moderation will have no significant effect on your health. The fact that the chicken is roasted also eliminates other health risks that often come with deep-fried chicken such as high cholesterol.
Where to get the New Orleans Drumettes
Look no further than Pizza Hut to get your hands on the New Orleans Drumettes. In case you’re wondering where it is located, you can find Pizza Hut in most shopping malls around the KL area like in Quill City Mall, The Curve or Sunway Pyramid and they’re only selling for RM14.10.
You can even get the Mybox combo where you get a personal pizza of choice, 3 New Orleans Drumettes and a bottle of Pepsi to take home with you. The best part is, you can also make an order via the foodpanda app and have them delivered to you.