Crispy Oven-Fried Drumsticks Recipe

January 3, 2022

Enjoy a healthy “fried” bird to kick off 2022! Avoid the extra calories and messy grease but still savor the satisfying *crunch* of fried chicken. The easy, ‘Southern Living magazine approved’ recipe of Crispy Oven-Fried Drumsticks is a click away with only 8 ingredients and 45 minutes prep & cook time. This week chicken drumsticks are on sale at Fresh, making this recipe even more appetizing!


Crispy Oven-Fried Drumsticks

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Servings: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks)



  • 3 cups cornflake cereal, crushed (2/$5 Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, this week at Fresh)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (2/$4 Our Family Shredded Cheese, this week at Fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 lb.), skinned ($1.59 per lb. Gold’n Plump Fresh Chicken Drumsticks, this week at Fresh)
  • Vegetable cooking spray



  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal and shake well to combine.
  2. Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl. Dip 2 drumsticks in buttermilk, and place in bag. Seal and shake well, coating drumsticks completely. Place drumsticks on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining drumsticks. Sprinkle remaining cornflake mixture evenly over drumsticks on baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until drumsticks are well browned and done. Serve immediately.