Breaded Chicken Drumsticks

IMG_0605Last week I decided to use up some of the ingredients that I’ve had stored in my freezer for a few months. I stock up on meat when it is on sale not only because it is cheaper, but also because preparing a meal is easier when the ingredients are on hand.  If I am feeling uninspired, I simply look in my freezer to see what I have, then take it from there

Yesterday I pulled out chicken drumsticks and decided to use a recipe that I found on the website Simply Recipes. It’s reminiscent of fried chicken but with none of the grease, or heaviness; my family loves it.

I started by mixing a quarter cup each of mayonnaise and whole-grain mustard (you can also use Dijon mustard if you prefer), then added two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce in a medium-size bowl.


I sprinkled three quarters of a cup of unseasoned breadcrumbs on a plate, then seasoned them with salt, pepper, and dried Italian seasoning.


I dipped each of the drumsticks into the mustard mixture and coated them with the breadcrumbs. picture Meanwhile, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Then I lightly greased a jelly-roll pan with olive oil, added the drumsticks, and baked them for about a half hour until they were cooked through and nice and crispy.



This meal is a great pantry meal and really inexpensive to boot. The package of drumsticks was only $2.89; the cost of the other ingredients was negligible. It’s tough to find a cup of coffee these days for that. I’d call this a great family meal!



  • Servings: “4”
  • Difficulty: “easy”[recipe
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1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon or whole-grain mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper olive oil
5 or 6 large chicken drumsticks, about 2 pounds

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat the bottom of a baking sheet with olive oil. Mix together mayonnaise, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium-size bowl. On a plate, sprinkle bread crumbs with dried herbs and salt and pepper. Dip each drumstick in the mustard mixture, coating completely. Next, dip the drumsticks into the bread crumbs, coating completely, then place on the oiled baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy.


3 thoughts on “Breaded Chicken Drumsticks

  1. Eileen Spectre

    I have made these with chicken wings. My recipe has a dash of Tabasco sauce and is called Deviled Chicken Wings. These are so delicious; I can see why your family likes them.

  2. Julie

    I made these last night using chicken breasts AND the Irish potato casserole you posted the other day. So delicious! Thank you for sharing!


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