This recipe was originally published in 2012.
Gluten free “fried” chicken drumsticks are low in fat, since they are not actually fried, and most children enjoy picking up drumsticks and eating with their ﬁngers.
*For Egg-Free “Fried” Drumsticks, mix 4 tablespoons flax meal with 5 to 6 tablespoons hot water. Add more hot water 1 tablespoon at a time if too thick. (Keep it thick and sticky.) Dip drumsticks in mixture and then roll in cracker crumbs.Yields 3 servings
- 3 pounds chicken drumsticks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground paprika
- ½ cup gluten-free cracker crumbs or ground nuts, if tolerated
- 1 egg*
- 2 tablespoons water
1Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking oil.
2Remove skin from drumsticks.
3Add spices to crumbs and place in a shallow dish or pie plate.
4Beat egg lightly with water and pour into a second shallow dish or pie plate.
5Dip drumsticks ﬁrst in the egg mixture. Then roll in crumbs to coat thoroughly. Arrange coated drumsticks on prepared cookie sheet.
6Place in preheated oven and bake about 45 minutes or until done.