Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Looking for a chicken dinner? Enjoy these spicy drumsticks baked to a crunch - a delicious meal!

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pounds chicken drumsticks
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
cup yellow whole-grain cornmeal
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon chili powder
teaspoon salt
cup buttermilk
teaspoon red pepper sauce
Cooking spray
  1. Heat oven to 400º. Spray rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Remove skin and fat from chicken.
  2. Mix flour, cornmeal, cumin, chili powder and salt in heavy-duty resealable plastic food-storage bag. Mix buttermilk and pepper sauce in medium bowl. Dip chicken into buttermilk mixture, then place in bag. Seal bag and shake until evenly coated. Place chicken in pan; spray chicken lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
“All the women in my family have died of heart attacks, so I make certain to keep the fat I eat as low as possible. I remove the skin from chicken and cut off all visible fat.” Nanci D.
A Note from the Nutritionist:
Crispy, crunchy chicken doesn't have to be deep-fried to be delicious! To keep saturated fat low, prepare meats without adding extra fat. Baking, grilling, broiling, boiling, steaming and braising all are forms of cooking that don’t add extra fat and calories.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 23g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.