RecipesSoul Food

Crispy Fried Chicken Drumsticks

This delicacy needs little to no introduction as most of us are really familiar with it; it’s crispy, spicy, and super easy to make.
CuisineAmerican, southern
Keywordchicken, drumsticks, fried chicken, homemade
Prep Time10minutes 
Cook Time15minutes 
Total Time25minutes 
Servings10 chicken Legs
AuthorLola Osinkolu


  • 2 lb chicken legs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
  •  to 2 teaspoons salt or add to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Enough oil for deep frying


  • Combine the flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl and set it aside.
  • Whisk together the milk, egg, pinch of salt, and pepper to taste in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Dip each chicken piece first in the seasoned flour, transfer it to the milk and egg mixture, and finally back into the flour.
  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees F and gently place the coated chicken drumsticks inside the hot oil. Fry on medium heat until golden brown and crispy on the outside and fully cooked inside. Flip the drumsticks between each fry cycle.
  • Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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