Spicy Fried Chicken Drumstick Recipe
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Serves: 5 drumsticks
Marinade for Chicken :
  • 5 chicken drumsticks
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • Salt to taste
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp green chili paste (optional but recommended!)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp basil powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying
  1. Clean chicken drumsticks and remove skin if you want to or keep it on. I like to remove the skin before marinating.
  2. In a bowl place the cleaned chicken drumsticks and using a knife cut make few slit marks on the chicken which helps the marinade to go inside the chicken making it lot more flavorful! To it add yogurt, egg, salt, black pepper, red chili powder and green chili paste . Using your hands coat this marinade all over the chicken. Cover tightly and place in fridge overnight or for atleast 6 hours.
  3. When ready to fry, take 2 shallow plates. Place all purpose flour in one and add 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp red chili flakes, 1 tsp basil powder, salt to taste, ¼ tsp black pepper powder, 1 tsp ginger powder and mix.
  4. In another plate take bread crumbs.
  5. Take out the marinated drumsticks and place them on a plate. Then one at a time, dip the drumstick in flour then in the leftover egg marinade and then in bread crumbs. Make sure you press the bread crumbs tightly so the drumstick is covered with breadcrumbs. Place it on a cooling rack while you finish the rest. Heat up the oil for frying. Drop a very small piece of bread crumb in the hot oil and if it comes up immediately, that means oil is ready for frying. Cook these drumsticks 1 or 2 only at a time on medium gas so they cook from inside without getting burnt. It will take around 5-6 minutes each side.
  6. Serve hot with some lemon and ketchup.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at https://www.naivecookcooks.com/spicy-fried-chicken-drumstick-recipe/