Simple Pan Fried Chicken

My local store always has drumsticks on sale. It’s not really my favourite part of the chicken but I buy it anyway. I have now decided I need to come up with fresh ways of cooking drumsticks so my second take is this simple recipe from Barefeet in the Kitchen . It was easy to make and tasty too.Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Make 2-3 slits on each drumstick. Using your hands, generously rub the spice mix all over the chicken pieces and into the slits and under the skin.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large heavy based or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Brown the chicken on all sides.Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet with a lid and let the drumsticks fry gently for 20-25 minutes turning them regularly.

Simple Pan Fried Chicken

Original Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

  • 8 chicken drumsticks,
  • 2 teaspoons madras curry powder (original recipe called for 2 tsp chilli powder)
  • 
1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano, crushed  
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Make 2-3 slits on each drumstick. Using your hands, generously rub the spice mix all over the chicken pieces and into the slits and under the skin.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large heavy based or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Brown the chicken on all sides.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet with a lid and let the drumsticks fry gently for 20-25 minutes turning them regularly. The chicken should cook until the fat has rendered and the skin is deep golden brown and crisp, about 30 minutes. Reduce the heat as needed if the skin starts to burn before it is evenly golden brown.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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