Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

Oil-free-Fat-free Crispy Chicken

It doesn’t get healthier than this, does it? Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks cooked without any oil. These roasted drumsticks are tender, succulent, tasty and practically fall off the bone. Droooool!

Easy Baking for Crispy Chicken

Chicken is white meat and is delicious, wholesome and easy to prepare. However, although there are a flock of ways to cook a chicken, most recipes in India call for a long and arduous process of grinding various spices and masalas now everyone seeks an easy and faster method of cooking. Baked chicken to the bone is better and can be eaten with the fingers while boiled chicken usually off the bone is better when mixed with other ingredients

Most kids and adults love Chicken drumsticks as they are easier to hold and have a handle of their own, so to speak. It is easier to fry Drumsticks but baking them helps retain their nutrition and reduces the amount of fat.

How Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks are Made

This crispy, crunchy oven roasted chicken recipe is without oil or fat, so you know it’s healthier. Just a few dried spices and a dunk in buttermilk and then warmly rolled in dough; lastly roasted till crisp and crunchy. It tastes i amazing and it is crispy without being fried. Try out these Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks and I bet you will really love them.

Ingredients

2 chicken Drumsticks

1 tsp smoked paprika or red chilli powder

1/4th tsp turmeric

1 tsp onion powder or onion pulp

1 tsp garlic powder or garlic pulp

1/4th tsp white pepper

½ tsp. baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 bay leaf

½ tsp brown sugar

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1/4th cup all-purpose flour (plain)

3/4th cup corn flour (corn starch)

Method:

All spices
Spice Mix

In a mixing bowl, add all the spices, the turmeric, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, salt, and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.

Chicken drumsticks with gashes

Make gashes on the drumsticks so that they soak in the marinade nicely. Sprinkle the spice mix on your chicken pieces, and coat each side evenly. Keep the rest of the spice mix for later.

Buttermilk
One egg in buttermilk
Salt and bayleaf added to buttermilk

In mixing bowl, add the butter milk, eggs, salt, mix well, and add bay leaf and mix well. Dip the spice coated chicken to the butter milk, cover, refrigerate and marinate overnight or a minimum of 2 hours.

Dip the drumstick in the buttermilk
Dunked Drumsticks in Buttermilk
Marinating drumsticks

Before baking, remove the chicken from the fridge. Preheat your oven to a temperature of 400°F – 200°C

Drumstick roll in flour
Flour coated drumstick

While the oven is heating, add your leftover spice mix to a mixing bowl along with the all-purpose flour, corn flour and baking powder. Mix well.

Remove the chicken pieces from the butter milk and roll in the spicy flour coating one at a time. Repeat process until each has been coated nicely in the in the flour mix. Do not double coat, one coat is enough.

Time to Roast

Coated drumsticks

Place the chicken pieces over a wire rack. You can place a foil on it so that they don’t splutter and leak in the oven. Let them rest for 5 minutes until the flour is nicely absorbed by the chicken moisture. There shouldn’t be dry white flour on top. If it is then your coating is thick, to fix it, brush a little butter milk wherever it is dry.

Drumsticks baking in the oven

Place the wire rack with the drumstick in the preheated oven and roast for 30 minutes. After5 minutes turn the oven temp down to 350°F – 180°C and continue the same for the other 25 minutes. Chicken will be cooked well. Check once before switching off the oven.

Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

Serve the Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks hot with onion rings and a lemon wedge.

Similar Tandoori Chicken recipe is also very appetising. Do check it out.

Full Pictorial recipe in slides

Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks
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Servings Prep Time
2 persons 10 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins 2 to 12 Hours
Servings Prep Time
2 persons 10 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins 2 to 12 Hours
Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 persons 10 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins 2 to 12 Hours
Servings Prep Time
2 persons 10 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins 2 to 12 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: persons
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add all the spices, the turmeric, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, salt, and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Make gashes on the drumsticks so that they soak in the marinade nicely. Sprinkle the spice mix on your chicken pieces, and coat each side evenly. Keep the rest of the spice mix for later.
  3. In mixing bowl, add the buttermilk, eggs, salt, mix well, and add bay leaf and mix well. Dip the spice coated chicken to the buttermilk, cover, refrigerate and marinate overnight or a minimum of 2 hours.
  4. Before baking, remove the chicken from the fridge. Preheat your oven to a temperature of 400°F – 200°C
  5. While the oven is heating, add your leftover spice mix to a mixing bowl along with the all-purpose flour, corn flour and baking powder. Mix well.
  6. Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk and roll in the spicy flour coating one at a time. Repeat process until each has been coated nicely in the flour mix. Do not double coat, one coat is enough.
  7. Place the chicken pieces over a wire rack. You can place a foil on it so that they don’t splutter and leak in the oven. Let them rest for 5 minutes until the flour is nicely absorbed by the chicken moisture. There shouldn’t be dry white flour on top. If it is then your coating is thick, to fix it, brush a little buttermilk wherever it is dry.
  8. Place the wire rack with the drumstick in the preheated oven and roast for 30 minutes. After5 minutes turn the oven temp down to 350°F – 180°C and continue the same for the other 25 minutes. The chicken will be cooked well. Check once before switching off the oven.
  9. Serve the Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken Drumsticks hot with onion rings and a lemon wedge.
Recipe Notes

Make gashes in the drumstick with a knife as the marinade will then soak in nicely.

You can use other chicken pieces too for the same recipe.

Harjeet Kaur
jeetjinder@gmail.com

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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