Chicken drumsticks are one of the nation’s go-to foods when looking for a quick snack because they are cheap to buy and can be used as part of many different dishes. You wouldn’t believe the amount of different ways that you can cook them and our advice is to try some of these methods out and experience new tastes that will tingle your taste buds.
One area that people struggle with is cooking times, and more often than not you will find that people overcook chicken through worry that they haven’t cooked it thoroughly. There are a few little tips to knowing when chicken has been cooked enough, and we will show you exactly what to look out for further down this article.
If you like spicy foods then you will love the Buffalo chicken drumstick recipe which adds some hot sauce and oil to the mix before you place them into a preheated oven.
To make these drumsticks all you need to do is add some hot sauce and oil to a small dish and then brush the mixture onto each chicken drumstick adding some black pepper over the top for that final touch.
To cook them is simple, all you need to do is add them to a wire rack and cook them on each side for about 15 minutes. As the sauce can be quite messy and sticky we suggest that you use foil underneath the rack to keep the grill area clean.
The second recipe on our menu is a slight twist to your traditional chicken drumsticks whereby we use a Cuban touch. To cook these you will want to put together your drumsticks with some chopped cilantro, olive oil, cumin, garlic, oregano, salt and some butternut squash into a pan to begin cooking.
Once they have begun cooking pour over ¼ cup of orange juice and then mix this in well so everything is covered nicely.
Put the pan into the oven for 30 minutes, rotating the ingredients after 15 minutes, and then with any leftover cilantro mixture, drizzle over before you serve.
This one happens to be the ideal party food for guests who want to treat themselves to some irresistible fried drumsticks, cooked in the oven rather than deep-fried. Just make sure your freezer is stocked up with chips to serve with these, as they are the ultimate compliment food.
To create the dish you will need to beat two large egg whites together in a dish, and add some mustard as you go. Usually honey-Dijon mustard is the preferred type to use for the best results. Mix some plain panko crumbs, ginger and garlic powder together in another separate bowl.
You should now have your egg white and mustard dish one side and the bread crumb bowl on the other side. Take each drumstick and roll them through the egg-white mixture, let the excess mixture drip off before you take the drumstick over to the crumb bowl and then coat the chicken drumstick thoroughly in this mixture to prepare it for cooking.
In a preheated oven of 475F lay the chicken drumsticks down and cook them for around 25 – 30 minutes until the crumb coating has turned a golden brown. There you have it, oven-fried chicken drumstick. Delicious!
These are a favorite whatever season you are in because of the way they are cooked. You will need to get your hands on a pound and half of red potatoes that you can place into a saucepan with enough water to cover them. Add some sea salt and then boil them up on a medium-low heat and let them simmer away for about 10-15 minutes.
Take your chicken drumsticks and brush them with 3 tablespoons of Dijonnaise, and then roll them in some bread crumbs (Panko is usually ideal if you have it).
Bake these in a preheated oven set at 450F, for half an hour, until the juices of the chicken run clear (this is when you know chicken is cooked). The breadcrumbs should have also changed to a nice crispy golden bronze colouring.
By now your potatoes will be ready so drain these and put them into a serving bowl. Add some celery, black pepper and some Dijonnaise to coat your vegetables, and go ahead and make some potato salad. The chicken can then be dipped into the potato salad mixture for a real lunchtime snack, or they are perfect for summer treats for your dinner guests.
Oven baked chicken drumsticks are usually the ideal cooking method but feel free to experiment for deep frying and even boiling as they will all provide different taste experiences that you may want to consider in the future.