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Deep Fried Chicken Drumsticks

All the parts of a chicken can be deep-fried, so whether you favor breasts, thighs, drumsticks or a mixed selection of chicken pieces, there is a deep-fried chicken recipe for you. The following recipe is made using drumsticks. The chicken is boiled to begin with, and the main reason for that is to cook the chicken through. When deep-frying chicken, you do not always use very thick pieces, so it makes sense to cook them through before the frying stage. Then you can focus on getting the chicken pieces really crispy.

When the coating is perfectly crispy and golden brown, there is no need to leave the chicken in the oil so the meat can cook through because it is already cooked through. Let the chicken cool for about 10 minutes before serving it. Do not worry that it will get cold because it will not. The chicken is extremely hot when it comes out of the oil, so just let it cool off for 10 minutes and you can serve it warm with your favorite side dishes.

Contrasting the chicken with the sides is always nice so perhaps make a potato salad or coleslaw recipe (remember, homemade is best!) and serve that with the chicken. This recipe features cayenne and paprika and those are great spices to use for fried chicken because they add a touch of spice. If you wish to increase the amount then go ahead.

Spicy Fried Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
Summary: The chicken drumsticks in this recipe are dipped in spiced flour then egg and then flour again, so you get a nice thick coating, which crispy up wonderfully.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3
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  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  1. Cook the chicken drumsticks for 10 minutes in boiling water.
  2. Combine the flour, paprika, salt and cayenne.
  3. Cover one of the drumsticks in the flour mixture then dip it in beaten egg.
  4. Return it to the flour mixture for a final coating.
  5. Repeat with the other drumsticks.
  6. Preheat the oil in a pot to 375 degrees F.
  7. Deep-fry the drumsticks in 2 batches for 10 minutes each or until golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towels and let the drumsticks cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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As you can see in the picture, the chicken is served with fries and ketchup, and garnished with parsley and a lemon wedge. This is just one idea and you might prefer to serve coleslaw or potato salad, or something creamy to counteract the spices on the chicken. That is completely up to you, of course. This chicken comes out really crispy and delicious, and if you want to make a budget meal which is delicious and energy-giving, then this is just right. You will find that everyone loves this dish, whether you serve it to kids or grownups.

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