The freshest chicken produces the best results. Always take care with the thorough cleaning and cooking of chicken. Salmonella is so potent a bacteria that it can be used as a bio-weapon. Salmonella is always a possibility with poorly stored or cooked chicken. Here is a guide on chicken food safety from the USDA.

Make or Break Baked Chicken Drumsticks, with a little help from fast food condiment packages

Gathering together all the fast food condiment packets available, divide out the honey, soy sauce, and plum sauce. Open and squeeze all of them into a bowl. Add two additional packets of ketchup (or three tablespoons). Approximately a cup and a half of mixed gooeyness will be necessary to coat the chicken. Extra honey, plum and soy sauce can be added to fill out the amount. Ideally, there should be a combination of honey, soy, plum and a little ketchup.

Add 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 3 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Mix all ingredients together. Coat each drumstick in the mixture.

Place in a baking pan with sides at 375 degrees for sixty minutes.

Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks
A pinch of salt and pepper
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup vegetable shortening

Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Melt shortening in a saucepan over low heat. Set aside.

Mix in bowl the remaining ingredients. Thoroughly wash and dry chicken drumsticks. Roll each drumstick in the flour mixture until thoroughly coated. Place drumsticks on an ungreased baking pan with sides. Pour the melted shortening over the drumsticks and bake, uncovered, until chicken is tender. The baking time will be approximate according to the amount of chicken. Cook twenty to thirty minutes per pound.

Skillet to Oven Barbecued Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks
Raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing for marinade. Italian salad dressing may also be used.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 pounds chicken drumsticks
One medium chopped onion
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons hot sweet mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
A pinch of salt and pepper

Thoroughly marinate chicken.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Fry chicken drumsticks in skillet over medium heat until browned. Remove the drumsticks from skillet and place in a baking dish or pan. Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan. Add chopped onion and the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan. Lower heat and cook just below boiling point for twenty minutes.

Pour barbecue sauce over chicken drumsticks and bake for ninety minutes at 350° or until chicken is tender. During baking, it’s advisable to occasionally spoon sauce over the drumsticks.

Funky Pollo Legs

3 pounds drumsticks
1 chopped onion
1 cup of chunky salsa
2 teaspoons chili powder
Pinch of salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken drumsticks in 2 a baking dish then cover with chopped onion, salsa, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Baste occasionally with juices in pan. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees until chicken is thoroughly cooked.


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