Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
15 Mins
Bake Time
30 Mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal and shake well to combine.

Step 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.

Step 3

Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until drumsticks are well browned and done. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Bad recipe

March 26, 2016
Bland, bland, bland. About as flavorful as boiled paper. This recipe gives chicken a bad name.

vbak66's Review

September 01, 2014
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.

Laillahsmom's Review

September 16, 2012
The best! This chicken melted in my mouth and I will be making this again! Recipe was simple. My 11-year old made the batter, and only 20-30 minutes in the oven.

Lisa12345's Review

January 29, 2011
This recipe was very easy to make. The whole family enjoyed it. I'm not sure it was good enough to crave again.

smaler's Review

February 07, 2009
Very good - Used the release nonstick foil and it worked perfectly!