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Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks

15 mins Cook
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Copy of NomNom Recipes 2023 05 10T143524.851 1

Crispy crumbled chicken thighs in the oven. Good seasoning, crispy skin and juicy meat. It tastes like KFC! Also, my advice is how to cut the chicken without getting it on your hands. No more marshmallow fingers!

 crumbed chicken

Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks

I have a weakness for chicken thighs. More juicy, tastier and more economical than chicken breast. As a bonus, handheld foods can be a little more fun.

Nobody eats chicken legs with a fork, right? ?
Never! Very civilized and more wasteful. You can’t keep all the meat off the bone with the dishes! ! !


Ingredients in crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks


The important thing to this recipe is a formidable flavoured seasoning so there’s plenty of flavour in every chunk despite the fact that we haven’t marinated the chook. here’s what you want – all pantry staples!
The spiciness comes from the chilli / cayenne pepper and an amazing quantity of black pepper. There are modifications in the recipe to make this youngster friendly by both completely casting off the spiciness or lowering it.


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

  • chook drumsticks aka bird legs. If yours were frozen, thaw thoroughly and pat dry more nicely else you may emerge as with soggy patches.
  • Egg and flour – the glue for the breadcrumbs. (playstation I thought 2 eggs became enough however simply, we want three.)
  • Panko breadcrumbs – A eastern breadcrumb favoured for the more-crispy coating it offers crumbed foods. you can buy it at most huge supermarkets (AUS – Coles, Woolworths, Harris) within the Asian foods phase and Asian shops (cheaper!). alternative with everyday breadcrumbs.

How to make crunchy crumbed drumsticks

  • i really like to break up the seasoning between the flour and the panko, for max flavour effect!
  • Seasoning – mix the seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Season flour and breadcrumbs – Use 1 tablespoon of the seasoning for the flour, then mix the rest in with the panko.
  • Crumbing (with out making a mess!)- Use one hand to coat a drumstick inside the flour then shake off excess. Use the equal hand to coat the drumstick in egg, then permit the extra to drip off. nonetheless the usage of the same hand, area the drumstick within the panko, then use your other hand to sprinkle with panko. Press to adhere, rotate and coat all over with panko. area on rack. wonder at smooth(ish) hands!!
  • Repeat with final drumsticks, lining them up so they’re flippantly spaced.
  • Spray generously with canola or other oil. i like to use canola oil because it comes out like a foam so i can see wherein I’ve sprayed. (playstation The greater you spray, the extra golden and crunchy the coating. So don’t maintain lower back!)
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 2 hundred°C/four hundred°F (180°C fan). turn drumsticks, spray again, then bake for a similarly 20 mins or till gorgeously golden and crunchy. let them cool for five mins – which also offers the crumb a chance to “set” – then dive in!

What to serve with crunchy drumsticks

God, there are no rules here. I ate it with Supreme Soy Noodles and crushed cucumber the day I made the video recipe. Definitely not an obvious choice, but still exciting!

Try what I call a 2-in-1 dish to make your life easier. These are sides that combine many vegetables and starches in one dish, so you can cook instead of making a starchy side dish to cook. .
Some personal favorite 2-in-1 items include:

  • Purple Rice – made with red cabbage (think how colorful your dinner plate will be!)
  • Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad
  • Marinated Vegan Pasta Salad!
  • Garlic Butter Kale Rice – The best way I know to convert haters! !
  • Chickpea Salad
  • Lentil and Roasted Eggplant Salad
Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks

Crunchy crumbed chicken drumsticks

Crispy crumbled chicken thighs in the oven. Good seasoning, crispy skin and juicy meat. It tastes like KFC! Also, my advice is how to cut the chicken without getting it on your hands. No more marshmallow fingers!
prep time
10 mins
cooking time
15 mins
total time
25 mins



  • 8 chicken drumsticks

  • 1/2 cup flour , plain/all purpose

  • 3 large eggs , beaten

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (Note 1)

  • Canola oil spray (or other oil)


  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

  • 1 tbsp dried basil

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or pure chilli powder – Note 2 (omit for kid-friendly)

  • 1 1/2 tsp cooking salt

  • 2 tsp black pepper (reduce to 1/2 tsp for kid-friendly)


Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F (180°C with fan). Place the racks on a foil-lined baking sheet. Spray the rack with oil.
Crumb Bowls - Combine flour, scrambled eggs, and panko in 3 separate medium bowls (make sure to shape them to fit chicken thighs!).
Put the spices in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of flour to the panko and mix.
Residue (Note 3 Hand Cleaning Technique!) - Dry the drumsticks with a paper towel (hard coating insurance policy). Coat with powder (spray), then with egg (drip).
Place the panko and turn it over, press the handle to stick it in all places.
Spray - Put chicken legs on rack. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Generously spray oil.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Turn the drumsticks over and spray oil again. Bake for another 20 minutes until golden brown and super crispy!
Help and enjoy the crispy!


Panko Bread Crumbs - A favorite Japanese bread crumb for the extra layer it gives to breaded foods. You can buy it at many supermarkets (Australia - Coles, Woolworths, Harris) from Asian foods and Asian supermarkets (cheaper!). Use regular breadcrumbs. Paprika - not to be confused with American chili powder, which is a non-spicy store product. Pure paprika, I mean 100% obscenity! The Messy Breadcrumb Technique: With one hand, dredge the flour and egg, then use the same hand to place the chicken thighs in the panko bowl. Sprinkle the panko over the chicken thighs with washed hands, press to stick. Be sure to cover the handle as well to turn the wand and keep your hands clean. Repeat - and be surprised at the (almost) clean hands! Quick Sauce Options: Honey Mustard: Mix together 1/3 cup whole egg mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons honey, 1-2 teaspoons. Pink Sauce - 1/2 cup (100g) sour cream + 3 tablespoons tomato paste Tomato sauce, barbecue sauce or other store-bought sauces The rest will keep in the tub for up to 3 days. A quick blast in the oven will make the crust crispy. Nutritional Value per Chicken Leg, Bread Crumb Residue and Flour Factor.
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