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Fried Chicken Legs or Drumsticks Recipe

Updated on June 3, 2018
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I love KFC but I rather cook my own home fried chicken. At least I know what I put in them. I do treat myself now and again to a KFC.

Crispy Chicken Drumstick

4.3 stars from 3 ratings of Fried Chicken Drumstick

Crispy Fried Chicken Drumsticks

This fried chicken home made recipe is easy to make and tasty to eat. I love Kentucky Fried Chicken but I prefer to make my own version of it as I find the taste of KFC had changed from what it used to be. I don't know if you have noticed but I find KFC chicken is a lot salty and the usual taste has changed. At least if you make your own, you can add or take out the ingredients you like or you don't like. You can also vary the ingredients to make it more interesting.

If you like, you can also put the ingredients that you like or prefer to marinade the chicken. Some people prefer chicken with spicy ingredients and some don't.

Home made Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Prep time: 1 hour 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Serves 2 to 3 people

Ingredients for homemade fried chicken

  • 1 kilo chicken drumstick, thighs or wings, washed
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pieces lemon, juice for marinade
  • 1 cup cooking oil, for frying
  • 1 cup flour, self-raising
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 2 fresh eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder, optional

Home made Fried Chicken Drumsticks

  1. Wash chicken drumsticks first and dry.
  2. In a big bowl, put all the ingredients like chicken drumsticks, soy sauce, salt, lemon juice or kalamansi juice, black pepper and chilli powder if needed, leave it to marinade for an hour or overnight.
  3. After an hour or overnight, heat the oil for frying.
  4. Mix little bit of black pepper with the flour.
  5. Then roll the marinated chicken drumsticks to the beaten egg and flour after, then fry the drumsticks until cooked. Lower the heat so the drumsticks will cook nicely but will not be burnt. You can also use an electric frying pan to cook these.
  6. Put it on a plate with kitchen paper to drain excess oil.
  7. When done serve with chips or rice if you like with salad or cooked green vegetables.

Tangy, Crispy and Crunchy Chicken Drumstick recipe

With this recipe, you can use chicken thighs and chicken wings as well or if you prefer it without bones or you can use the chicken breasts as well. For me , I would be happy to accompany this recipe with plain boiled rice with sautéed pak choi and a fruit for afters or maybe ice cream if I am feeling naughty. I will use tomato ketcup or sweet chilli sauce for dipping the chicken.

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    • liesl5858 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bryen 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! peachpurple, thank you for visiting and reading my hub again.

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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i go for drumsticks, we don't eat chicken legs or feet either

    • liesl5858 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bryen 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you once again urbrish, I will have a look at your recipes too.

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      ubrish ali 

      5 years ago from Pakistan(Asia)

      I will try your recipe.please check my recipes also and enjoy

    • liesl5858 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bryen 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Maggs224, thank you for your kind comment. I just love cooking chicken drumstick.

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      6 years ago from Sunny Spain

      Sounds delicious I might give it a try :D


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