How to Cook Drum Sticks

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Chicken drumsticks, or legs, are simple to prepare and eat. Bake the drumsticks in an oven rather than frying them to enjoy a crunchy batter with less fat and calories. Cover the dark meat drumsticks with the batter of your choice. Season the batter with herbs and spices to customize the flavor to your liking. Oven-baked drumsticks make an ideal casual dinner option when served with your favorite sides dishes, such as mashed potatoes or corn on the cob.

Things You'll Need

  • Two mixing bowls
  • Three large eggs
  • 3/4 cups seasoned or unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • Shallow, greased roasting pan
  • Instant-read food thermometer
  • Crack three large eggs in a mixing bowl and stir them with a fork to create a wash. Combine 3/4 cups of seasoned or unseasoned breadcrumbs and seasonings, such as salt, ground black pepper and paprika, in a separate mixing bowl. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Dip each drumstick into the egg wash and then into the breadcrumb batter one by one. Turn the drumsticks in the wash and batter to evenly coat all sides.

  • Place each battered drumsticks into a shallow, greased roasting pan.

  • Bake the drumsticks for 25 minutes, or until the meat is white and the batter is crunchy. An instant-read food thermometer should read at least 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest portions.

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