Breaded and Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Recipe adapted from a Deviled Drumsticks recipe in Bon Appetit, March 2001.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon or whole grain mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped chives or green onion greens
  • Salt
  • 6 large chicken drumsticks, about 1 1/3 lbs
  • Olive oil

Method

1 Preheat oven, prepare pan: Place rack on upper third of oven. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat the bottom of a shallow roasting pan or baking sheet with a thin layer of olive oil.

2 Prepare coatings: Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl. Mix together the breadcrumbs and minced chives in a separate medium bowl.

3 Dip drumsticks in coatings: Sprinkle each drumstick with salt. One by one, dip each drumstick in the mayonnaise mixture, turning to coat. Then dip the drumstick in the breadcrumbs mixture, turning to coat. Place the drumsticks on the prepared roasting pan.

4 Bake: Bake chicken at 425°F for 20-25 minutes, until just cooked through, and juices run clear (not pink) when poked with a sharp knife.