Crunchy crumbed hen drumsticks | RecipeTin Eats


Oven baked crunchy crumbed hen drumsticks. Nice seasoning, nice crispy exterior, juicy flesh. Tastes like KFC! Plus, my suggestions for the way to crumb the hen with out making an epic mess of your fingers. No extra marshmallow fingers!

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Crunchy crumbed hen drumsticks

I’ve a comfortable spot for hen legs. Juicier and extra flavourful than lean hen breast, and extra economical at that. With the bonus that there’s one thing additional satisfying about meals that must be eaten together with your fingers.

No person eats drumsticks with a fork and knife, do they?? Certainly not! Manner too civilised and method an excessive amount of meat wastage. There’s no method you possibly can decide the bone clear of each scrap of meat with cutlery!!!

Fingers all the way in which. GRAB and DEVOUR!

Holding Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks

As we speak’s drumsticks are fabulously crunchy throughout, and really nicely seasoned so there’s no must marinate it in a single day. You may make it proper now, for dinner tonight. And yours shall be as gorgeously golden as you see within the images so long as you’re beneficiant with the oil spray. Spray, spray, spray!

Substances in crunchy crumbed hen drumsticks

The seasoning

The important thing to this recipe is a daring flavoured seasoning so there’s loads of flavour in each chew regardless that we haven’t marinated the hen. Right here’s what you want – all pantry staples!

Ingredients in Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks

The spiciness comes from the chilli / cayenne pepper and a great quantity of black pepper. There are changes within the recipe to make this child pleasant by both utterly eliminating the spiciness or decreasing it.

The crumbing

And right here’s what you want for the crumb coating.

Ingredients in Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks
  • Hen drumsticks aka hen legs. If yours had been frozen, thaw totally and pat dry additional nicely else you’ll find yourself with soggy patches.

  • Egg and flour – the glue for the breadcrumbs. (PS I believed 2 eggs was sufficient however truly, we want 3.)

  • Panko breadcrumbs – A Japanese breadcrumb favoured for the extra-crispy coating it offers crumbed meals. You should buy it at most large supermarkets (AUS – Coles, Woolworths, Harris) within the Asian meals part and Asian shops (cheaper!). Substitute with common breadcrumbs.

The best way to make crunchy crumbed drumsticks

I like to separate the seasoning between the flour and the panko, for optimum flavour impact!

How to make Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks
  1. Seasoning – Combine the seasoning in a small bowl.

  2. Season flour and breadcrumbs – Use 1 tablespoon of the seasoning for the flour, then combine the remaining in with the panko.

  3. Crumbing (with out making a large number!)- Use one hand to coat a drumstick within the flour then shake off extra. Use the identical hand to coat the drumstick in egg, then permit the surplus to drip off. Nonetheless utilizing the identical hand, place the drumstick within the panko, then use your different hand to sprinkle with panko. Press to stick, rotate and coat throughout with panko. Place on rack. Marvel at clear(ish) fingers!!

  4. Repeat with remaining drumsticks, lining them up so they’re evenly spaced.

  5. Spray generously with canola or different oil. I like to make use of canola oil as a result of it comes out like a foam so I can see the place I’ve sprayed. (PS The extra you spray, the extra golden and crunchy the coating. So don’t maintain again!)

  6. Bake for 25 minutes at 200°C/400°F (180°C fan). Flip drumsticks, spray once more, then bake for an additional 20 minutes or till gorgeously golden and crunchy. Allow them to cool for five minutes – which additionally offers the crumb an opportunity to “set” – then dive in!

Freshly cooked Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks
Holding Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks

What to serve with crunchy drumsticks

Gosh, there’s actually no guidelines right here. I had them with leftover Supreme Soy Noodles and Smashed Cucumbers on the day I made the recipe video. Definitely not clearly decisions nevertheless it was nonetheless satisfying! 😂

To maintain your life simple, attempt serving this with what I name two-in-one-side dishes. These are sides that mix loads of greens with starch in a single dish so you possibly can simply serve that because the facet fairly than making a facet salad plus a starch to fill out a meal.

Some private two-in-one favourites embrace:

Get pleasure from! – Nagi x

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Recipe video above. Tremendous crunchy baked drumsticks which are generously seasoned with an addictive zingy kick from black pepper and cayenne. It isn’t blow-your-head off nevertheless it has a really heat buzz! Simply omit the cayenne and cut back the pepper to make it child pleasant. It is so seasoned you do not want a sauce for dunking however in order for you one thing fast however nice, use my honey mustard or pink sauce – each recipes within the notes.


  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F (180°C fan). Place a rack on a foil lined tray. Spray rack with oil.

  • Crumbing bowls – Place the flour, whisked eggs and panko in 3 separate medium bowls (keep in mind form to suit the drumsticks!).

  • Combine Seasoning in a small bowl. Put 1 tablespoon into the flour and the remaining within the panko, then combine.

  • Crumb (Notice 3 for mess-free fingers approach!) Pat drumsticks dry with paper towels (crunchy coating insurance coverage coverage). Coat in flour (shake off extra), then egg (let extra drip off). Place in panko and rotate, urgent to stick throughout, together with the deal with.

  • Spray – Place drumstick on the rack. Repeat with remaining hen. Spray very generously with oil.

  • Bake 25 minutes. Flip drumsticks, spray once more with oil. Bake an additional 20 minutes till golden brown and tremendous crunchy!

  • Serve Eat and benefit from the CRUNCH!

Recipe Notes:

1. Panko breadcrumb – A Japanese breadcrumb favoured for the extra-crispy coating it offers crumbed meals. You should buy it at most large supermarkets (AUS – Coles, Woolworths, Harris) within the Asian meals part and Asian shops (cheaper!). Substitute with common breadcrumbs.
2. Chilli powder – To not be confused with US chili powder which is a retailer purchased combine that’s not spicy. I’m speaking in regards to the pure chilli powder, 100% spiciness!
3. Mess-free crumbing approach: Use one hand to coat in flour and the egg, then use that very same hand to put the drumstick into the panko bowl. Use your clear hand to sprinkle panko onto the drumstick, urgent to stick. Be sure to cowl the deal with too so you possibly can grasp it to rotate the drumstick and preserve your hand largely clear. Repeat – and marvel at clear(ish) fingers!
4. Fast sauce choices:

  • Honey mustard sauce: Combine collectively 1/3 cup whole-egg mayonnaise, 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 2 tbsp honey, 1 – 2 tsp lemon juice (sub vinegar), salt and pepper.
  • Pink sauce – 1/2 cup (100g) bitter cream + 3 tbsp ketchup
  • Ketchup, BBQ sauce or different retailer purchased sauce of selection

5. Leftovers will preserve for 3 days within the fridge. A fast blast within the oven will resurrect the crunchy coating to some extent.
Diet per drumstick, elements in residual breadcrumbs and flour.

Diet Info:

Energy: 211cal (11%)Carbohydrates: 10g (3%)Protein: 17g (34%)Fats: 11g (17%)Saturated Fats: 3g (19%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 3gMonounsaturated Fats: 5gTrans Fats: 0.05gLdl cholesterol: 131mg (44%)Sodium: 583mg (25%)Potassium: 249mg (7%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 326IU (7%)Vitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 53mg (5%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

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