Crispy Baked Buffalo Drumsticks

6 95 940
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 20 min 8
Crispy Baked Buffalo Drumsticks
Health Highlights
Want truly crispy chicken drumsticks without the hassle of deep-frying? Read on to discover the trick for crispy skin every time.


1 2/3 kg Chicken, drumstick (about 16 drumsticks)
2 tbsp Baking powder (not baking soda!)
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 tbsp Butter, unsalted (melted)
1/2 cup Buffalo Sauce (more or less depending on how saucy you like them)


  1. Preheat oven to 250F and set a wire cooling rack over a large baking sheet (line the sheet with tinfoil for easier clean up). Spray rack with cooking oil (I like Kelapo coconut oil spray).
  2. Pat drumsticks dry and place in a large ziploc bag. Add baking powder, salt and pepper and shake vigorously to coat.
  3. Lay drumsticks in a single layer on prepared rack and place rack in the lower third of the oven. Bake 30 minutes, then increase temperature to 425F and move tray to upper middle rack of oven. Bake another 30 to 40 minutes, until well browned and crisp.
  4. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and buffalo sauce. Brush over drumsticks or toss them in a bowl to coat. At this point, you can return them to the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes, if you like the sauce to be baked on.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 940
Calories from fat 800
Calories from saturated fat 225
Total Fat 89 g
Saturated Fat 25.0 g
Trans Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 17.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 38 g
Cholesterol 266 mg
Sodium 780 mg
Potassium 736 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 33 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.2

Energy sources