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Crispy Oven Fried Drumsticks


These oven-fried drumsticks have a satisfyingly crunchy texture. We loved the flavor results when we used 1/2 teaspoon red pepper. Use 1/4 teaspoon for kids.--Katie McCann, Orlando, FL

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  • 3 cups cornflake cereal, crushed
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 lb.), skinned
  • Vegetable cooking spray


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal and shake well to combine.

Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl. Dip 2 drumsticks in buttermilk, and place in bag. Seal and shake well, coating drumsticks completely. Place drumsticks on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining drumsticks. Sprinkle remaining cornflake mixture evenly over drumsticks on baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until drumsticks are well browned and done. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories: 324
Calories from fat: 0.0%
Fat: 7.8g
Saturated fat: 2.6g
Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
Protein: 40.7g
Carbohydrate: 21.3g
Fiber: 1g
Cholesterol: 137mg
Iron: 5.9mg
Sodium: 790mg
Calcium: 150mg

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