Easy Crispy & Spicy Chicken Drumstick

September 11, 2017

This week I stumble a few good finds at the local library, one of them being The Art of Eating Well by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley. This book is full of recipes meant to make your gut healthier, with all the pages of explanation required to understand the goods and bads of certain eating habits lots of us as adopted. Thank god, this book doesn’t involved any sort of deprivation, but gives you alternatives to some unhealthy ingredients store in our cupboards.

Therefore, I found gluten-free bread recipes that I am dying to try, mouthwatering dessert option that don’t involve and ounce of sugar, and ingenious breakfasts, mains and snacks.

I had some drumstick reserved in the freezer, and as soon as I read their Pablo’s Chicken recipe, I took those legs out of their nest and hop in cold water to defrost ASAP.

While these beauties were taking a bath, I mixed the spices in a glass jar to use later.

Now, the recipe suggests ground almonds or sunflower seeds flour for the coating, I only had regular all-purpose flour and it worked out quite well. If you want the gluten-free, full health benefits of the recipe thought, ground almond sounds absolutely nice, and I’ll HAVE to try it one of these days.

Once the chicken was thawed, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180C/ Gas mark 6), I beat my eggs in one bowl, mixed spices and flour in another and lined a tray with baking paper. So on I went dipping one drumstick at a time, first in the eggs mix then in the flour one. After having them all coated, I drizzled a light film of olive oil on them all.

Chuck them in the oven and turn them on the other side after 20 minutes. You can always rub some more flour mixture on the second side if it seems low on coverage. Bake in the oven for another 25-30 minutes, and VOILÀ you’ve got yourself some marvellously crispy and spicy chicken drumsticks.

Take a good minute to stare at those beauties and congratulate yourself on the good work.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did. Remember to thank Hemsley+Hemsley clever work when biting down on the goodness. Between try their book The Art of Eating Well, a true work of art and some damn fine recipes (like a 165+ tips & tricks you’ve been dreaming to read).

À plus,

💋 ZCM

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Easy Crispy & Spicy Chicken Drumstick
Quick to put together on a week night and so delicious!
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Chicken Drumsticks
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Chicken Drumsticks
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C/ Gas Mark 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. In a bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Set aside. Lightly whisk the egg in a separate bowl (preferably one that will make it easy to dip the drumstick in).Pour the dry ingredient mixture in a easy dipping bowl.
  3. Dip each drumstick in the egg mix first and then in the dry mix, making sure they are totally covered. Line them on the baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and put in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes, and turn them. Cook for a further 25 minutes or until crisp and cook trough.
Recipe Notes

For an easy to go spice mix, do more of the dry ingredient mix and keep in a air tight jar.

By Lea Tess

Right after graduating from a Arts & Science Bachelor in 2015, I took the first plane to China with my partner. Since then, we have visited many countries, lived in Australia and, currently, in New Zealand. I am passionate about food and making memories!

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