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Crispy fried Chicken drumsticks with ketchup and celery sticks

Crispy Fried Chicken Drumsticks

This delicacy needs little to no introduction as most of us are really familiar with it; it’s crispy, spicy, and super easy to make.
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword chicken, drumsticks, fried chicken, homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 chicken Legs
Calories 263kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 2 lb chicken legs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
  • 1½ to 2 teaspoons salt or add to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Enough oil for deep frying


  • Combine the flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, and salt in a large bowl and set it aside.
  • Whisk together the milk, egg, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Dip each chicken piece first in the seasoned flour, transfer it to the milk and egg mixture, and finally back into the flour.
  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees F and gently place the coated chicken drumsticks inside the hot oil. Fry on medium heat until golden brown and crispy on the outside and fully cooked inside. Flip the drumsticks between each fry cycle.
  • Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.



Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.4mg