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!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

2
pounds chicken drumsticks
1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup yellow whole-grain cornmeal
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup buttermilk
1/4
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.

Expert Tips

“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.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
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.