Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

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Who says crispy coating is just for chicken breasts? Break away from the norm with these delightfully crunchy chicken drumsticks, cooked to perfection right in your skillet. This recipe proves that achieving a deliciously crispy exterior with juicy, tender meat inside is much simpler than you might think. Follow these easy steps to transform everyday chicken into a scrumptious meal that everyone will love.

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Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Servings: 4


  • Chicken drumsticks – 28 oz (800 g)
  • Eggs – 2 large
  • Spices and seasonings – 1 tablespoon (1 tbsp)
  • Cornflakes – 3.5 oz (100 g)
  • Flour – 2 tablespoons (2 tbsp)

Step-by-Step Recipe:

Season the Drumsticks:

Rub the chicken drumsticks with your chosen spices and seasonings to taste.

Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Prepare the Egg Mixture:

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and flour until smooth. Pour this mixture over the seasoned drumsticks and stir to coat thoroughly.

Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Coat with Cornflakes:

Crush the cornflakes into smaller pieces (not too fine). Roll the drumsticks in the crushed cornflakes until evenly coated.

Fry to Perfection:

Heat a generous amount of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the drumsticks on all sides until golden brown and crispy, similar to deep-frying.

Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Enjoy these crispy chicken drumsticks hot and fresh right out of the pan. They make an ideal pairing with a variety of dips and sides, from classic ketchup to a creamy garlic sauce, or simply served with a fresh salad or steamed vegetables.

Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

This dish not only delivers on taste and texture but also adds a visually appealing element to your meal. Whether for a family dinner or a casual gathering, these drumsticks are sure to be a hit!

Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

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