Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Drums
Servings Prep Time
12drumsticks 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
12drumsticks 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 30minutes
  • 3lbs chicken drumsticksabout 12 drums
  • 6Tbsps cornstarch
  • 5tsps Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 1/2tsps garlic powder
  • 1 1/2tsps onion powder
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2tsp salt
  • 1tsp cayenne pepper
  1. Cook drumsticks. In my pressure cooker it took 3 cups of water and the drumsticks cooked on high for 13 minutes to arrive at just before falling-off-the-bone stage. Follow directions for you Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  2. Alternatively preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread drumsticks out on a baking pan and bake 45-60 minutes until drums are cooked through.
  3. Allow drumsticks to cool completely. Toss cornstarch and spices in a bag. Toss drumsticks 3 or 4 at time in the mixture. Transfer coated drums to a platter and refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
  4. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. When oil is hot add drums being careful not to crowd them. You may need to heat in batches. When coating is golden and crispy turn the drums to crisp up on all sides. This takes 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. If you are working in batches you may need to wipe the old oil out of the pan with a paper towel if you have burnt crumbs at the bottom of the skillet.
  6. Transfer hot drums to a tray and serve hot/warm. Pass hot sauce on the side if desired.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Drums
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 557mg 23%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.2g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.