Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken Drumsticks

Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken Drumsticks


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 TBLS spicy red seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 TBLS butter

Cooking Directions:

In a lidded plastic container large enough to hold the drumsticks, combine the seasoning, bay leaf, hot sauce and butter. Stir well. Add chicken, turning to coat, cover with lid and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

When ready to cook chicken, preheat oven to 400 F. Remove chicken from refrigerator. Drain chicken in colander (do not rinse); pat dry with paper towels. Place flour, salt and pepper in plastic, sealable one-gallon size bag. Add chicken drumsticks in batches and shake bag thoroughly to coat.

Put butter in roasting pan and place in hot oven. When butter is melted and pan is hot, add chicken, skin side down, to pan. Place chicken in oven and cook for 20 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 F, turn drumsticks and cook another 20 minutes until cooked through. Remove cooked drumsticks to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Courtesy of National Chicken Council
Nutrition Overview
Serving Size: 4oz
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