A sweet-chili sauce and honey mustard marinade creates a great twist on an old favorite. The crunch of panko bread crumbs makes a great combo.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk together the honey mustard, chili sauce, eggs, and sea salt in a bowl. Place the chicken drumsticks in a large, sealable plastic bag; pour the marinade over the chicken and seal the bag. Allow to chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours.

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place the bread crumbs in the bottom of a wide dish; dredge the marinated chicken in the bread crumbs to coat. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, deep pan over medium-high heat. Gently lie the breaded chicken into the hot oil until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes, turning once if needed to get even coloring; transfer to a baking sheet.

  • Cook the chicken legs in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

1032 calories; 47.5 g total fat; 292 mg cholesterol; 1428 mg sodium. 102.1 g carbohydrates; 76.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
These were absolutely fantastic! My husband and his friend were well on their way to eating every single drumstick but I managed to snag one for myself and I'm glad I did! I am truly a beginning cook just graduated from boxed macaroni and cheese and they were so easy to make! The only problem I had was that a lot of the bread crumb coating came off when I tried turning them over in the oil. Any suggestions? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2009
Oh no this one did not work for me. I followed the instructions exactly with the exception of leaving the chicken in the marinade longer than instructed. There was no flavor to the chicken at all. I will not make this again. Read More
(5)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
These were absolutely fantastic! My husband and his friend were well on their way to eating every single drumstick but I managed to snag one for myself and I'm glad I did! I am truly a beginning cook just graduated from boxed macaroni and cheese and they were so easy to make! The only problem I had was that a lot of the bread crumb coating came off when I tried turning them over in the oil. Any suggestions? Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
These were absolutely fantastic! My husband and his friend were well on their way to eating every single drumstick but I managed to snag one for myself and I'm glad I did! I am truly a beginning cook just graduated from boxed macaroni and cheese and they were so easy to make! The only problem I had was that a lot of the bread crumb coating came off when I tried turning them over in the oil. Any suggestions? Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
This. Was. Incredible. If I could give this more than five stars I totally would. I made sure my drumsticks were dry before coating and I made sure to shake the excess coating off before dropping in the oil. I added some pepper for taste and I mixed some chili sauce and honey mustard to go on the side of the drumsticks. These went so fast I had no time to take pictures. Even my kids inhaled their portion and asked for more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2008
This was really good! I used thighs instead of drumsticks but followed the recipe exactly other than that. Thanks for a unique new way to make fried chicken! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2011
I didn't fry these. I sprayed them with Pam and baked in the oven for a healthier version. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
These were really good. I did expect them to be a little bit spicier and a little less sweet but we still enjoyed them. I did have a hard time getting the breading to stay on the chicken it kept falling off. I think next time I make this I will use a little less honey mustard and add a little bit of extra spice to it so we get the sweet and spicy. Thanks. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
I have made this recipe twice. Was even told by my dh that was great the next day for his lunch. My only problem is that the coating always explodes off the chicken. I think I need to make sure to dry the chicken before putting it in the marinade. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
EXCELLENT! Very different and delicious. The whole family raved! I have made it 2 times in 2 weeks! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
Serve with sweet chili sauce on the side. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2009
Oh no this one did not work for me. I followed the instructions exactly with the exception of leaving the chicken in the marinade longer than instructed. There was no flavor to the chicken at all. I will not make this again. Read More
(5)