Spicy Baked Chicken Drumsticks
8-10 chicken drumsticks
1 cup buttermilk (or ½ cup yogurt + ½ cup water)
1 tsp pepper powder
½ cup breadcrumbs
2 tbsp parmesan cheese (optional)
½ tsp crushed red chili powder
½ tsp cayenne powder
½ tsp pepper powder
¼ tsp oregano powder
½ tsp salt
Marinate chicken drumsticks in buttermilk, pepper powder and salt for 1 hour or overnight. Take out the drumsticks and place on a paper towel.
In a large bowl, add all the coating ingredients and mix. Roll the drumsticks in the coating.
Alternatively, the best and easy method is to place the coating in a plastic cover, add the drumsticks and shake well for few minutes.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and drizzle few drops of oil on it. Place the chicken drumsticks on it and drizzle few drops of oil on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 45 -60 minutes. Flip twice or thrice in between.
Enjoy baked chicken drumsticks.
This is the basic baked chicken recipe. Spices can be added as per taste.
Simple Baked Chicken
1 whole chicken
2 tbsp pepper powder (coarsely ground)
4 tbsp olive oil
8-10 garlic whole garlic cloves
1 large potato cut into big cubes
5-6 cherry tomatoes
Few capsicum slices
Clean and cut the chicken into 8 pieces. (Spread the breast piece if it’s too thick).
Pat dry with paper towels.
Pour 2 tbsp oil on a baking tray. Place the chicken pieces in the tray and sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides. Place the chicken with skin side up.
Squeeze lemon juice on top.
Place potato, garlic and capsicum pieces randomly.
Pour the remaining oil on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius for 45 mins to 1 hr.
Add the tomatoes during the last 10 mins of baking.
Marinate with the baking juices 2-3 times while baking.
If required, broil for 5 mins just before taking out so that the skin attains a dark brown colour.