What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we say chicken drumsticks? Tangdi Kebab! Spicy, smoky, succulent – tangdi kebab is a hot favourite not only because of its flavours, but because it’s fun to eat. Let’s talk about these tangdis and explore what else we can cook with them.
A whole chicken leg has two parts – the thigh and the drumstick. Both are dark meat and are known to be more flavourful than white meat that comes from the breast. Since they’re on the bone, they’re moist and tender when cooked, and are extremely forgiving even if you end up cooking them for long durations of time.
Since most of us don’t really think beyond tangdi kebabs when we think chicken drumsticks, we’ve put together a few other ways you could try cooking drumsticks that will make you drool!
Chicken Drumstick Curry
The next time you want to make your favourite chicken curry, swap out the curry cut for chicken drumsticks. You’ll get a fancier curry where no one will fight over the drumstick because everyone will get one! Plus you can let the curry simmer away for ages and still get moist meat.
Chicken Drumstick Biryani
Drumsticks are great for biryanis! They can happily sit in the ‘dum’ without drying out and are everyone’s favourite piece in the biryani anyway. So the next time you’re cooking biryani, surprise everyone with all drumsticks.
Chicken Drumstick Barbecue
Chicken drumsticks are a great idea for your next barbecue. Season them and slather them in your favourite sauce on the grill for a nice crunchy exterior, and tender, succulent, delicious meat. Plus they’re fun to eat – just pick ‘em up by the bone and enjoy.
Crunchy Fried Chicken Drumsticks
Love fried chicken? You’ll love fried chicken drumsticks too. Soak them in buttermilk, dredge them in flour and deep fry them to get a crunchy, satisfying dish. Or do the flour-egg wash-breadcrumbs routine. Either way, you’ll have a delicious dish.
Roasted Chicken Drumsticks
On days when you’re craving a Sunday roast but can’t cook a whole bird, oven roasted chicken drumsticks are a delicious compromise. Season them, set them on a bed of veggies and put them in a 180℃ oven for 20-30 minutes and have yourself a delicious roast!