Crouton-Crusted Drumsticks

Crouton-Crusted Drumsticks
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 45 mins


  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or sour milk (see sour milk tip)
  • 1 1/2 cups desired-flavor croutons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds (optional)

Make It

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. Remove and discard skin from chicken.

2. Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish. Finely crush croutons (you should have about 1-1/4 cups). In another shallow dish, combine crushed croutons, lemon-pepper seasoning, and, if desired, celery seeds. Dip chicken in buttermilk, then into crouton mixture to coat. Place chicken in the prepared baking pan.

3. Bake, uncovered, for 45 to 55 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (180 degrees F). Do not turn chicken while baking.


*Test Kitchen Tip:
  • To make 1/3 cup sour milk, place 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1/3 cup liquid; stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 290, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): 119, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 7, pro. (g): 30, sodium (mg): 632, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.