Recipe by Health September 2013


Credit: Travis Rathbone

Recipe Summary

40 mins
25 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Serves: 6 (serving size: 2 drumsticks, 2 tsp. sauce, 1/2 tsp. chile)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk honey and 2 Tbsp. hot sauce.

  • In a dish, mix flour, cornmeal, spices and salt. In a bowl, whisk egg white until soft peaks form. Fold in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot sauce. Coat chicken with egg mixture; dredge in flour mixture. Place on a baking sheet.

  • Set a wire rack over a baking sheet. Fill a cast-iron skillet with 1/2 inch oil (about 1 1/2 cups); attach a deep-fry thermometer to the side. Warm oil over medium heat until it reaches 360ºF, about 25 minutes. Add 6 drumsticks; cook, turning occasionally and adjusting heat to keep oil at 325ºF, until a meat thermometer inserted into drumstick registers 165ºF and chicken is browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Let drumsticks drain on wire rack. Return oil to 360ºF and repeat with remaining chicken.

  • Just before serving, drizzle fried chicken with honey mixture and sprinkle with chile.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; fat 17g; saturated fat 3g; protein 38g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 170mg; iron 2mg; sodium 656mg; calcium 24mg.