Let’s start by marinating our chicken in buttermilk and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. The enzymes in the buttermilk will tenderize the chicken, and the cayenne will spice things up a bit!
You can let your chicken marinate for as little as 2 hours or as long as overnight.
When you’re ready to start cooking, in a shallow pan combine 1 cup of all purpose flour…
1 cup of panko…
1 teaspoon of garlic powder…
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper..
And 1 teaspoon of salt.
Whisk those ingredients together…
Then roll your marinated chicken in your flour mixture until they are completely coated.
In a large frying pan, heat 3 – 4 cups of vegetable oil over medium heat. Before you pop your chicken in, test your oil by flicking a few drops of water into it. If the water sizzles, it’s ready!
Fry your chicken until it is golden brown (about 5 minutes on each side)…
Then place it on a cookie sheet.
Place your fried drumsticks into a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until it’s juices run clear.
Allow your fried/baked chicken to drain on a few paper towels before digging in for dinner!
It’s good to be home, but it’s even better to get back to work!
- Makes 8 drumsticks
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup panko
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3-4 cups vegetable oil