Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

Dinner tonight should definitely be Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Drumsticks! The buttermilk makes the chicken moist and extra flavorful.

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Sometimes I come home and think what do I have in my kitchen that I can make that would be super delicious! We had all of this stuff and on hand and were super happy with our results. In fact I ate two drumsticks and Matt ate four. I can tell when Matt likes what I made because we won’t have leftovers. Plus who doesn’t like crispy chicken, and even better it’s not deep fried but baked. That’s a win on all fronts!

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Ingredients

  • 6 drumsticks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • cooking spray

Crust

  • 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup crushed cornflake crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

  1. In a bowl whisk together buttermilk, kosher salt, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and lemon juice. Pour into a Ziploc bag, add chicken and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with oil.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine the panko, cornflake crumbs, parmesan, salt, parsley, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder. Combine.
  4. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, dredge each piece in the crumb mixture, and put the pieces onto the cookie sheet. Spray the tops of the chicken with oil.
  5. Bake until golden brown and cooked through. 40 to 45 minutes.

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7 thoughts on “Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Drumsticks”

  1. OOOOO WHEEE! These look SOOO good! I love cooking with buttermilk, it gives food a delicious savory tang. I really like the fact that this recipe has so many spices in it, it makes up for the flavor that would come from the deep fry. And let’s not forget that drumsticks are the CHEAPEST chicken parts to buy! Win, Win Win!! #smallvictoriessundaylinkup

  2. Your Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Drumsticks look fantastic and thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us. Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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