This is actually one of my favorite ways to prepare chicken, and I think it’s because I like the taste of the Italian breadcrumbs! It’s also super simple and easy to make. We prepared this meal sometime last week (yes, I’m a little behind on the posts).
This is the Progresso Italian breadcrumbs that we had on hand - we buy in bulk from Costco, hehe.
We grated some Parmigiano-Reggiano and mixed it together with the breadcrumbs. Use enough to coat however many chicken drumsticks you'll use.
I always take off the skin from the chicken (saves calories!). Whip up an egg and roll each drumstick in it to get it moist, so that the breadcrumbs will stick.
This is how it should look after the breadcrumb treatment.
Brown the outside of the drumsticks in a pan (add lots of oil because the chicken absorbs it quite quickly).
It should get browned like this, which only takes about 30 seconds to a minute. Remember, you will be baking this in the oven, so don't cook it too much on the stove.
The chicken goes into a 350-degree oven for 30-40 minutes. You can turn it halfway so that it cooks all the way through.
And there you have it! Breaded and baked chicken drumsticks - a better option over deep frying.
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