Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Crispy skin on baked chicken drumsticks
Here's a tip for chicken drumsticks! When I pull chicken drumsticks out of the package, the skin tends to be bunched up around the small end of the drumstick. If I just throw them into the baking dish, I end up with a lot of exposed meat and bunched-up skin.
This is not good because without the skin covering it, the meat will dry out during baking. And if the skin is bunched up, it won't get deliciously crisp.
Tip: Pull the skin back over the meat before placing the chicken drumsticks in the dish. The end result is perfectly moist meat and crispy seasoned skin!
Baked chicken drumsticks are a super easy meal. I do a variety of seasonings on them; sometimes I cover with barbecue sauce, salad dressings, or spray with oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
In the picture above, I had some Italian dressing to use up, and I added a garlic parmesan seasoning. I baked the 9x13 dish at 350 degrees for about 70 minutes (uncovered).
I made instant mashed potatoes and vegetables to go along with the chicken for dinner. The dish of chicken pictured was $5.21 at Costco, and we had 3 drumsticks leftover. Joshua loves drumsticks, and I love making a meal that takes 15 minutes to prep! :)
Bonus picture: One of the many Lego creations I've been asked to photograph. :)
Yehoshua (8), Eliyahu (6) and Ruth (4)
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