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chicken drumsticks recipe

Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Love Keil
It's mashed potatoes meets fried chicken in one bite! Fluffy mashed potatoes, deliciously seasoned chicken, melty cheese crispy coated on a drumstick rivals anything you'd order at a restaurant.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Coarse
Cuisine American
Servings 5 drumsticks
Calories 480 kcal


For the Chicken

For Frying Drumsticks


Boiling Potatoes

  • Fill a pot with water and add 2-3 skin-on potatoes and bring it to a boil. Cook potatoes until they are cooked thru, about 20 minutes, peel and mash them (while potatoes are boiling prep the chicken).
    How to boil potato

Searing Chicken Drumsticks

  • First, remove the skin from the drumsticks. After, season drumsticks with 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, poultry spice, salt and pepper.
    How to Fry Chicken Drumsticks
  • Preheat, 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet over medium heat, add drumsticks and brown chicken on all sides until golden brown color (it's helpful to use oil splash protector while searing chicken). Next add water and cook chicken until it's cook thru, flipping once, about 35-40 minutes.
    searing chicken drumsticks
  • Next, remove the cooked meat off the drumsticks and finely chop the meat and place it in a mixing bowl. To the same bowl add mashed potatoes and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. And mix it until everything is combined. 
    chicken and potato
  • Now, using wet hands grab a handful of meat/potato mixture into your hands and flat it out, add cheese in the middle and place the chicken drumstick bone over the top. Fold the mixture to form a drumstick. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes - 1 hour.
    chicken potato drumstick

How to Fry Chicken Drumsticks

  • Next, roll the drumsticks first in the flour, then in the egg wash and finally in the breadcrumbs. Then, fry chicken drumsticks it in the skillet, with 1 inch of hot oil ( I used olive oil), over medium heat until golden color, turning few times. Transfer onto a plate lined with paper towels. Serve with Best Caesar Salad. Enjoy while warm.
    Best fried chicken drumsticks


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Calories: 480kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 32gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 873mgPotassium: 398mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 599IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 178mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken, mashed potato
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