Now I Cook Chicken Only This Way! Deliciously Crispy Drumsticks Everyone Will Love

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Are you tired of the same old chicken dishes? Looking for a new way to cook chicken that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight?

Forget flavorless, dry chicken—this recipe will show you how to make incredibly crispy drumsticks that are juicy, flavorful, and irresistible. With a simple, two-step coating process and a blend of aromatic spices, this recipe is easy to follow and delivers restaurant-quality results at home.

This recipe is sure to become a new favorite! It’s perfect for busy weeknights, weekend gatherings, or any time you crave delicious and satisfying chicken. So ditch the boring chicken rut and get ready to wow your taste buds!

Ingredients

  • 10 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Milk (additional)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 2.5 tablespoons Wheat Flour
  • 2.5 tablespoons Breadcrumbs
  • Spices:
    • 1 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Milk (additional)
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Preparation: Begin by gathering all your ingredients and setting up your workspace. Make sure your chicken drumsticks are clean and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  2. Marinating the Chicken: In a large mixing bowl, pour 1.5 cups of milk and add the chicken drumsticks. Sprinkle some black pepper over the chicken for seasoning. Let the chicken marinate in the milk for about 30 minutes to an hour. This step helps tenderize the meat and infuses it with flavor.
  3. Coating the Chicken: In another bowl, mix together the wheat flour and breadcrumbs. Add the spices: cumin, ground pepper, black pepper, chili pepper, salt, thyme, and turmeric. Stir well to ensure the spices are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  4. Egg Wash: In a separate bowl, beat one egg and add a quarter glass of milk. Mix thoroughly to create an egg wash. This will help the coating stick to the chicken and give it that extra crunch when fried.
  5. Coating Process: Take each marinated chicken drumstick and dip it into the egg wash, making sure it’s fully coated. Then, roll the drumstick in the seasoned flour and breadcrumb mixture until it’s completely covered.
  6. Frying the Chicken: Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the coated chicken drumsticks into the pan. Fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy on all sides, about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the drumsticks. Make sure to turn them occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  7. Drain and Serve: Once the chicken drumsticks are cooked to perfection, remove them from the pan and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Enjoy!: Your crispy chicken drumsticks are now ready to be enjoyed! Serve them hot with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside your favorite sides for a delicious and satisfying meal.

With this crispy chicken drumsticks recipe, you’ll never look at chicken the same way again. So why wait? Gather your ingredients and get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more. Bon appétit!

Tips

  • Use bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks for the best flavor and crispy texture.
  • Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to prevent the chicken from becoming greasy.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying, as this can lower the oil temperature and result in soggy chicken.
  • Adjust the spice level to your preference.
  • For a healthier option, bake the chicken drumsticks in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy.
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From lab coats to local markets, Viola Gilbreath traded calorie charts for culinary symphonies. A graduate of nutrition, she champions vibrant health through accessible, joyful eating. Whether whipping up community salads or blogging "flavorful fuel," Viola empowers people to listen to their bodies' unique rhythms, composing a delicious symphony of one on every plate.