Sabtu, 12 September 2009

Baked Chicken Drumstick Recipe

Chicken drumsticks are a children's and adults favourite alike being really simple to prepare and cook especially in the oven. But what is the best way to bake chicken drumsticks and what is the best recipe to bring out the full flavour of the leg meat? I think we all know about KFC chicken and the crispy seasoned flour which is deep fried in hot oil giving wonderful results. I also know that many people have tried and failed to understand exactly what is the secret ingredients of KFC chicken but as far as I know this still remains a closely guarded corporate secret and rightly so.

But what other seasonings can we use to flavour our baked chicken legs? one of my favourite (and my kids!) is using crushed cornflakes as the basis of what would normally be breadcrumbs. This gives a much lighter texture to the chicken and remains crunchy and flavoursome after cooking. This is also a great chicken drumstick recipe which you can get the kids involved. But do not be fooled, just because its great for the children doesn't mean us adults will not enjoy it, give it a try and you will see what I am talking about, scrumptious!

Baked Chicken Legs Recipe (coats around 8 chicken legs or quarters)

8 x Chicken legs or quarters with the skin removed (really do ensure you remove the skin, you will get a watery effect under the skin itself if you do not remove it first)
3 x Cups of ground up cornflakes (you can also use Weetabix!)
2 x Teaspoons of Cayenne pepper
2 x Teaspoons of mild Curry powder
1 x Teaspoon of garlic powder
1 x Teaspoon of salt
1/2 Cup of plain flour
1/2 pint of milk
2 x Eggs beaten


1. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees and remove skins from chicken legs
2. Place flour and salt in a clean bowl
3. Place beaten eggs and milk into another bowl
4. Crush cornflakes to breadcrumb size in a clear, clean, plastic bag and add the spices shaking to mix thoroughly
5. Coat chicken in the flour shaking off any excess and dip into the milk/egg mixture and carefully place into the bag. Repeat for four chicken legs and then gently shake to coat evenly.
6. Repeat the above for the remaining 4 chicken drumsticks.
7. Place the coated chicken drumsticks on a baking tray and give a spray of oil.
8. Bake in the oven for around 40-45 minutes until golden and cooked through.

A really tasty and crunchy chicken leg coating which is great fun to make. Enjoy your cooking!

The Meat Cooking Expert is bought to you by Thomas Borne. A master Butcher with over 25 years meat retailing experience. Take a look at Tom's Free Recipes Book for great cooking inspiration and to view more detail around the original article please visit Tom's Chicken Drumstick Recipe page.

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