Crispy Buttermilk Chicken

Crispy Buttermilk Chicken

If you're a fan of fried chicken drumsticks, but want to enjoy them without the guilt of deep-frying, then you're in luck! With a few simple steps, you can create delicious and crispy chicken drumsticks on the BBQ using hot air. Yes this recipe also works in the oven and in the air-fryer. So, fire up the grill and get ready to savor some delicious and guilt-free BBQ fried chicken drumsticks!

Let me show you what this recipe is all about.

You can find the full instructional video at the end of this page.


Breading Station

  • 300 grams 10 oz all purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 500 grams / 1 lbs breadcrumbs


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How to

  1. Take a bowl and fill it with the salt, paprika powder, onion powder, garlic powder and 1 liter or 4 cups of buttermilk and mix it up.
  2. Add the drumsticks to the buttermilk.
  3. Cover the buttermilk chicken with cellophane and place it in the fridge for 24 hours.
  4. Fire up your Grill and set it up for indirect heat at a temperature of 250°C or 500°F.
  5. Create a breading station and dip the drumsticks in the flour, then the egg and finish with thick layer of panko.
  6. Stick the drumsticks carefully in the chicken rack upside down.
  7. Place al the drumsticks straight up in the chicken rack and let it roast in the BBQ with a closed lit.
  8. Check back after 10 minutes to see if the ends of the drumsticks are cooking faster. If so, cover them up with a sheet of aluminium foil.
  9. Make the sweet and spicy chicken hot-sauce.
  10. Once the drumsticks look crispy and golden brown and reached a core temperature of 75°C or 165°F they are done and its time to eat.

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