Sweet, Sour, and Crunchy Chicken Drumsticks

Cooking for Kids

The little ones I cook dinner for love chicken drumsticks. I marinated these drumsticks in the sweet and sour sauce for a few hours then rolled them in the breadcrumbs and started baking them 45-minutes before dinner was served. Serving mashed potatoes and steamed green beans with the drumsticks make a complete meal. I adapted the recipe from drumstickrecipes.com.

You Will Need:

8 drumsticks, skin removed
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon each soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cups soft fresh breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
2. Combine lemon juice, sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small pan; simmer 5 minutes.
3. Combine breadcrumbs, paprika, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl or pan.
4. Coat drumsticks in the cooked mixture and then roll in breadcrumb mixture and place on wire rack in roasting pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes until drumsticks are thoroughly cooked.


Drumstick Recipe
Photos by Stephanie Felzenberg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: