Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Day 4 of my 8 week #pantrychallenge

I really wanted Buffalo Wings, but the rules of the challenge and my wallet say no. I did have some chicken drumsticks in my freezer, though! They turned out crispy and delicious! Half Buffalo Drums, half BBQ. I also made some Onion Rings to go with them. I love them beer battered, but alas, no beer in the fridge but I did have some Sprite. It worked great!! I served everything with homemade buttermilk ranch, Bloomin’ Onion Sauce and red cabbage coleslaw.

2 lbs Chicken Drumsticks

3 Tablespoons Cornstarch

½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika

½ teaspoon Garlic Powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 cup Hot Sauce or BBQ Sauce

1 Tablespoon Butter; melted

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Add the chicken, cornstarch and seasonings to a large bowl and toss to coat. Place in a single layer, skin side down, on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip the drumsticks and continue to bake until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, the skin is crispy and the juices run clear; about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken to a large bowl with the sauce and melted butter. Toss to coat and serve.
  5. Enjoy!

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Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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