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Crispy Juicy Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Crispy Juicy Fried Chicken Drumsticks is on the menu today and I am going to show you how to make fried chicken crispy on the outside and juicy inside. I will be using only drumsticks in this recipe but you can you either thighs or drumsticks or both. You can use any seasoning you choose to use but I will be listing the seasonings I used. Let’s get started.

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Crispy Juicy Fried Chicken Drumsticks
Servings: 5
  • 5 Pieces Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Seasoning Cube
  • Mustard
  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • Oil for frying (your choice)
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Clean the chicken drumsticks and pat dry. Set aside and wash your hands

    drumsticks raw
  2. Half the seasonings (rosemary, dried oregano, salt, onion powder, seasoning cube) and sprinkle one part of the seasoning on the chicken and mix.

    drumsticks seasoned
  3. Add flour, the remaining seasonings and cornstarch and mix.

    drumsticks ingredients
  4. Coat the chicken drumsticks with mustard enough to cover all the drumsticks. I prefer mustard to using eggs mixture and flour. This reduces all the breading on the chicken and gets a perfect crispy.


    You can use a paper bag or a ziplock bag to do the mixing, just put the chicken in the bag with the mustard, close the bag and mix.

    drumstick with mustard
  5. Coat the chicken drumsticks with the flour mixtures by using another bag or a plate (you can do it on a baking sheet too). Make sure all the chickens are covered.

    drumsticks coated
  6. Separate on a baking sheet (don't forget to shake off the excess flour on the chickens) and set aside.

  7. Heat oil (enough to cover the chicken) in a large dutch oven or fryer and heat up to 350 degrees F.

  8. Drop the chicken 2-3 at a time and fry. Make sure you rotate the chicken while frying, fry until golden brown and the internal cook all through and reaches 165 degrees in temperature.

  9. Drop the fried chicken on a rack to drain all the oil.

    Before you fry the next batch make sure the oil is hot and reaches 350 degrees F.

    Continue until you fry all the chickens.

  10. Let the chicken cool.

  11. Serve and enjoy.

    crispy fried drumsticks
Recipe Notes

You can add more seasonings of your choice to seasoning the chicken. like paprika, cayenne etcetera. Make it your own and enjoy.

You might want to try Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

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