Crispy Oven-fried Drumsticks

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen

These oven-fried chicken drumsticks have a satisfyingly crunchy texture. We loved the flavor results when we used 1/2 tsp. red pepper. Use 1/4 tsp. for kids.

Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks)
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Bake: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 324
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 40.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 21.3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 137mg
  • Iron: 5.9mg
  • Sodium: 790mg
  • Calcium: 150mg

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cornflake cereal, crushed
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 lb.), skinned
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal and shake well to combine.
  2. 2. Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl. Dip 2 drumsticks in buttermilk, and place in bag. Seal and shake well, coating drumsticks completely. Place drumsticks on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining drumsticks. Sprinkle remaining cornflake mixture evenly over drumsticks on baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
  3. 3. Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until drumsticks are well browned and done. Serve immediately.
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