Sunday, January 04, 2009

Fried Chicken Drumsticks

I have been craving for some fried chicken for the past few days and finally made some yesterday. Carlos is not a fan of deep fried food but he went for seconds after he took the first bite of it. The chicken drumstick is perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.


8 chicken drumsticks


1 tsp of salt
½ tsp of black pepper
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of chili powder
1 tsp of brown sugar

Flour Mixture

1 cup of flour
4 tbsp of cornstarch
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of chili powder

1. Wash, clean, removes skin and fat from chicken drumsticks. Give the drumstick a few cuts with a knife.
2. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and place it in a large bowl. Add all the seasoning and mix well. Let it marinate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
3. Mix all the flour mixture ingredients together. Mix well and set it aside.
4. In a frying pan, put in some vegetable oil and bring it up to medium heat.
5. Lightly coat the drumstick with the seasoned flour, shake off the excess flour. Fry the drumstick, turning it often so that it cooks evenly and doesn’t get brown too fast.
6. Cook until drumstick it’s done and golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve warm or at room temperature.


pigpigscorner said...

I really miss fried chicken! Haven't had these in a while as I am suppose to be on a diet!

Christelle said...

Happy New year!!!
I'm just back on line and I'm trying to catch up with everything, including your fab recipes! :) I hope you had a lovely break!

Zue Murphy said...

Fried chicken is always good. I like my fried chicken with some coleslaw please. :-)

Beachlover said...

I always fried chicken at home but Eliot still prefer KFC chicken!! Infact I still have leftover from last week..going to modify it tomorrow wt sambal..I wanna to grab your now!! guess Carlos dunno what he miss all this time,rite?

Bits said...

This is everyone favourite including my hubby too. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

oh yes, i love fried chicken! ps.happy new year!

Little Inbox said...

Ha, not like you, I seldom deep fry in my kitchen. Mom knows that, so she will prepare fried chicken for me when I dine in. :)

Anonymous said...

I love fried chicken! Those that you made look like the hot & spicy KFC back home!
Over here in London, the KFC is so disgusting that I had only once I think!
Would love to have these now!! I just finished my lunch.. heheh

Anonymous said...

GOSH, your deep fried chicken looks good, well battered.

Kiersten said...

Wow I can smell it from here! :)

I should really try doing my own mixture, than to rely on the heavily-MSGed Kentucky Flour. Thanks for sharing!

ICook4Fun said...

Pigpig, good luck with your diet.

Christelle, welcome back and Happy New Year to you too :)

Zue, yeap its great with coleslaw.

Lesley, Carlos still think KFC taste better but he don't mind eating mine once a while :)

Bit of Taste, can only eat this once a while :)

MC, Happy New Year to you and your family too :)

Little Inbox, I try not too fry too much. Only once a while.

Leemei, I don't like KFC here either. I find them too soggy and salty. I still prefer to make this myself :)

Jencooks, thank you.

Pinky, you should try to do your own flour mix. At least you know what goes in there :)

pixen said...

I haven't eat KFC since 1998! After I saw your Chicken drumstick, I think I can start eating again not of KFC but your version! :-D Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

Geraldine said...

We just had KFC but yours looks more delicous. I'll definitely try your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Gert, we have not had fried chicken or anything deep friend for the longest time. I think I am going to try this. It looks so crispy!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Look fingers licking good!

Cat Cat said...

Fried chicken - I sure will sapu 10 pieces especially home-cooked. Best eaten with chilli sauce, kan..???

Elin Chia said...

This is yummilicious! My Piggies would love these drumsticks...crispy on the outside and tender inside. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Debbie said...

I love fried chicken. Your seasonings sound great and I will have to try that the next time I fry chicken.

Jo said...

Yummy photos and now I'm wishing I'm having some fried chicken as well!

Yatie_T said...

I love fried goreng. I can eat friend goreng with white rice and chilli sauce.... yum!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you!! - over here the chicken is not crispy at all!

Anonymous said...

My husband LOVES fried chicken. I should attempt this! Loving that you removed the skin. That is the part I dislike about fried chicken.


ICook4Fun said...

Pixen, that is a rather long time since you had KFC :)

JOAT, hope you like it. It's always healthier to cook this yourself as you remove the skin and also use vegetable oil.

Dawn, hope you and your hubby like this.

LCOM, ha ha this is pretty good.

Cat, yeap especially with Lingham chili sauce :)

Elin, you are welcome.

Debbie, hope you like this recipe.

Jo, you can always make some :)

Yatie, I am sure you would like this too.

Leemei, look like its better that you fry this yourself :)

Emily, thanks for stopping by. I always removed the skin of the chicken :)

Anonymous said...

simply lovely... happy new year :)

ICook4Fun said...

Mikky, happy new year to you too!

Salt N Turmeric said...

You knowlah if i make fried chicken, it will be from a whole breast. Filet for him and the bone part for me.

Eh no need to dip the chicken into beaten egg before covered with flour ke?

ICook4Fun said...

Farina, we are so alike. I too prefer the bones and Carlos prefer the meaty part. Nope I didn't dip the chicken in the egg. Straight into the flour mixture.

Carol T. said...

I'm going to try your fried chicken drumsticks, but how long is cook till done?

ICook4Fun said...

Carol, it should take about 8-9 minutes. Just make sure the heat is on medium so that the chicken drumsticks will cook through inside.

Ed_in_Memphis said...


I just made these for dinner tonight. Delicious and perfect! I served the chicken legs with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. The best part is I have a couple of legs left over for a snack tomorrow!

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!!



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