After eating out most of the time for the past one month...it is time to settle down to some homecooked meals :) We craved for this crispy oven baked chicken pieces with crispy skin on the outside and tender juicy meat on the inside. The most important factor is the chicken pieces must be well marinated. You can have your own choice of marinade of course...being the lazy me, I choose the easiest. A bottle of steakhouse pepper seasoning ( a mixture of spices - dried onions, dried garlic, pepper, salt, paprika and mixed herbs ) a fabulous seasoning for the chicken drumsticks. Using potato starch as coating will have the chicken skin crisp and crunchy after baking . You can use all purpose flour or corn flour but for me, I prefer potato starch. Reason being, the crispyness last longer.
this seasoning is made up of dried onions, dried garlic, salt, black pepper,
dried oregano and paprika - truly flavor packed.
After seasoning the drumsticks for 30 mins, coat evenly the drumsticks with
potato starch and arrange the drumsticks on a wire rack over
a tray for catching oil drips from the chicken during baking
you can omit the butter if you like
bake for 40 mins @200C
drumsticks skin should be evenly browned
the crispyness of the skin is to die for
Oven Baked Crispy Chicken Drumstick
a few tbsp of Spice rub - I used Steakhouse Pepper (Schwartz )
a few sprig of thymes
a tsp of butter
1 cup of potato starchs
Preheat oven at 200C for 10 mins
Season the debone drumsticks with spice rub , leave the drumstick to rest for 30 mins. Coat the drumsticks with potato starch. Make sure every part of the drumsticks are coated with the potato starch. Shake off excess potato starch and arrange the coated drumsticks on a wire tray over a baking pan . Leave the drumsticks in room temperature for another 30 mins. Apply a tsp of butter on each drumstick * optional and sprigs of thymes on the drumstick.
Put the tray of drumsticks into the preheated oven and baked until the skin is crispy and evenly browned and cooked. Take the drumsticks out of the oven and leave to cool..the skin will become crispy and the meat is tender and juicy.