Cold Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Cold Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumsticks 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Cold Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumsticks 150

This crispy classic is equally tasty hot or cold.

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Method

Place chicken in large bowl; add onion, thyme sprigs and buttermilk, turning chicken to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, thyme, salt, cayenne and black pepper. Discarding marinade, press chicken into flour mixture, turning to coat. Keeping pieces separate, refrigerate on waxed paper–lined baking sheet until coating is set, at least 15 minutes or for up to 1 hour.

Pour oil into deep-fryer or large wide heavy-bottomed pot to depth of at least 2-1/2 inches (6 cm), but no more than halfway up side of pot. Heat over medium heat until deep-fryer thermometer registers 375°F (190°C).

Deep-fry drumsticks, in batches, until crisp, floating and juices run clear when chicken is pierced, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined platter. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 219 mg
  • Protein 14 g
  • Calories 189.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 174 mg
  • Cholesterol 62 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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