Crispy Oven Baked Drumettes

How are y’all doing today? I’m a little off kilter for some reason, I’ll explain more on that in a minute. I fixed these drumettes the other night and rather than using flour I used baking powder in my mix and these little gems turned out so crispy. I fixed up a batch of my sweet chili sauce and melted butter to coat them once done, you could use a wing sauce or just eat them as is. I’m going to try this with some chicken thighs next week and see if it works as well for larger size pieces of chicken, sure will make for some good oven fried chicken if it works.

Early this morning I got Zaylee’s school work done and we ran down to the grocery store before a lot of folks started stirring about. As I went to pull my buggy out I didn’t see Zaylee underfoot and knocked her senseless for a minute in the head with the handle. She was fine, I was embarrassed but we mosied on to get what was on our list. I put Zaylee in the buggy to prevent running over her. As I sniffed my way down the bread isle I didn’t see a box with masks in it and ran it over, masks are everywhere and I picked them all back up. I finally get up to the cashier, get Zaylee out and send her ahead of me. As we go to leave the store I run slap dab over her foot, her shoe flew off and the look on her face said it all. I said “lord, just get us home safe” and that he did. I send her on in the house while I commence to getting the groceries to bring in. Maybe it was too many bags on my left side as opposed to my right, but I got to stumbling and my flip flops when a flyin’ and down I went. Wouldn’t you know it happens right at the moment the UPS man pulls up. I gathered my senses about me, got the first load to the house and set down a minute to calm down. Luckily, I managed to stay upright bringing in the last load.


Crispy Oven Baked Drumettes

  • 2 1/2 lbs. chicken wing drumettes
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika


  • Pat the drumettes dry with a paper towel and put them in a ziplock bag. Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour in the bag. Shake it up real good to coat all the pieces. Spray a cooling rack with cooking spray and place it over a baking sheet lined with tinfoil. Arrange the drumettes on the rack and place them in a 250 degree oven for 30 minutes (this draws the fat in keeping them moist). After 30 minutes, increase the heat (don’t open the door) to 425 degrees. Cook them for an additional 30-35 minutes.

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