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.
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
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal and shake well to combine.
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.
Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until drumsticks are well browned and done. Serve immediately.
I actually made this before I saw your recipe. I did a few things differently: I soaked the chicken in buttermilk for a few hours, left the skin on and drizzled some melted butter over the crumbed chicken. One tip for a crunchy underside is to heat your baking pan for a few minutes-6-7 before placing chicken on the pan. Spray the pan after preheating it. You can hear the chicken start to sizzle. This makes an excellent oven fried chicken with crispy, crunchy coating.