Fried Chicken Drumsticks Southern Style

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Fried Chicken Drumsticks are a favorite of all sorts of people, but it can be a hard dish to prepare. Give it a try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Before frying, boil chicken legs in a pot of water for 10 minutes or until meat is cooked (not red).
  2. In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil on medium heat.
  3. On a large plate, combine flour, cayenne pepper, paprika, and salt.
  4. Keep beaten eggs in a separate bowl.
  5. Take 1 chicken leg and cover it is flour mixture.
  6. Place the chicken leg in eggs and cover it in egg.
  7. Place the chicken leg back into the flour mixture and cover it again in flour.
  8. Once oil is hot and ready for frying, place chicken leg into the oil for frying.
  9. Repeat steps 5-8 for each chicken leg allowing up to 3 legs to fry at one time.
  10. Once legs are fried to a golden brown, remove from oil and place on a double-folded paper towel on a plate.
  11. Allow plenty of time to cool before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

I will never make fried chicken the way I was taught again! This was easy to do and came out perfect! I'm sold!!

5 5

Love that I don't have to worry about whether the chicken is cooked. Good flavor. The nutrition info is WAY off. A teaspoon of salt has 2400 mg sodium so there is no way a single leg could have 1084 mg (a chicken leg with skin has less than 200 mg sodium, so I know the increase isn't that). Each drumstick prolly has between 250-500 mg sodium depending on how much breading we pack on.

5 5

I have gone from never making fried chicken to using this recipe and loving it. I always thought it was a pain because its hard to tell when the chicken is done on the inside. With this, you know its done from boiling, it just needs a good golden-fried skin. The double dip flour method lends to this.