Oven Fried Drumsticks

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 23, 2008

Tonight we had Oven Fried Drumsticks. I planned to follow Toni’s plan (check out her great photos!) of dipping in butter, then breadcrumbs, then bake! Since we are STILL without power (don’t get me started…it’s Day 10! For the latest on our power situation click here), I am still cooking over at my mother in law’s house! Bless her for putting up with us this long. She has been more than gracious! I forgot bread crumbs from my house, so I ended up just doing butter with some seasonings. I pulled out some homemade buns from the freezer that I made “before the windstorm” and steamed some organic vegetables that I recently bought on closeout and with a coupon! This meal would still come in way under if you had more drumsticks, or more expensive drumsticks!

5 Drumsticks ($1.13!! I got these organic drumsticks on “Manager’s Special” and used a $2 off coupon that I had loaded onto my Kroger Plus card on Shortcuts.
4 T butter ($.25)
Seasonings – Paprika, Garlic Pepper, Salt ($.25)
6 Homemade Rolls ($.48)
1 package frozen organic vegetables ($.79…on closeout plus a coupon)

1. Melt butter. Dip drumsticks into butter. Place in baking dish. Sprinkle with seasonings. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until juices run clear.
2. Thaw or make homemade buns.
3. Steam vegetables.

Cost $2.90

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa September 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Hey-Looks good! I got some drumstick and thighs with the same sort of deal. Love walking in to Kroger and finding a “Manager’s Special”!


Michele Pleasants October 21, 2009 at 9:20 am

How long did you all bake the drumsticks? Thanks!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

@Michele Pleasants,
25-30 minutes at 350.


Katie September 24, 2008 at 8:58 am

Wow, I’m so impressed with your dinners! “Cheap” has a negative connotation but you make it look yummy!


Stephany October 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm

I made these tonight for dinner, and my family LOVED them! It’s now a hit, and on a recipe card for another night! Thanks!


Tera July 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Another way to do Oven-Fried Chicken is using Bisquick. The recipe is on the box of Bisquick. 2 tbsp butter/margarine, bisquick, spices and chicken and it is WAY better than fried chicken


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