How to make the perfect fried drumstick that are crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside? This is a pretty simple and straightforward spicy fried drumstick recipe. The crust is extra crispy by double-dipping with flour and double fried the drumstick.

Tips:

  • Marinate for at least 15 minutes, chicken drumstick takes time to absorb flavor, pierce with fork help the meat to soak up flavor. Marinate in the refrigerator if you increase the marinating time.
  • Deep fried at 160°C-170° for 10 minutes. High heat will leave the interior less done while scorching outer crust. Brown with medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until golden brown if you don’t have thermometer or deep fryer.
  • Double fried for 1 minutes for non-greasy and a truly crispy chicken.
  • Place fried drumstick on cooling rack to keep them crispy.

Chinese Version: 香辣芝麻脆炸鸡腿

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

Spicy Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients for marinate:

  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 stem curry leaves
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder

Ingredients for spicy coating:

  • 350 g all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp sesame seed

Other ingredient:

  • 2 eggs
 

Directions:

1 Finely chop fresh curry leaves.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

2 Add chopped curry leaves, ½ tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper and ½ tsp chili powder, marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

3 Mix 350g all-purpose flour with ¼ tsp baking powder, 1 ½ tsp salt, 3 tsp pepper, 3 tsp chili powder and 3 tsp sesame seed, whisk and make sure all ingredients is well distributed.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

4 Crack and fully beat 2 eggs.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

 

5 Dredge drumstick in flour mixture, fully coat chicken drumstick with flour, one at a time.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

6 Dip drumstick in the egg and coat well.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

7 Back to flour mixture to give another coat of flour, set aside for 10 minutes.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

8 Heat 1 liter of oil to 160°C-170°C(320°F-340°F).

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

9 Medium-low heat(or 160°C), deep fried for about 10 mins until golden brown, set aside.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

10 Raise oil temperature to 180°C, double fried for 1 minutes.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick

11 Tip to non-greasy and crispy fried chicken is to double-fried for 1 minute.

Sesame Fried Chicken Drumstick