Boiled chicken drumsticks recipe! You get tender, packed full of flavor, juicy chicken legs that you can then serve with side dishes, bake, grill, or fry after. This is an easy, quick recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes. Let me show you how to boil chicken drumsticks in easy, quick steps.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, British, International
Keyword: boiled chicken drumsticks, boiled chicken legs, how to boil chicken drumsticks, how to boil chicken legs
6piecesChicken drumsticks or leg quarters
1teaspoonPepperblack pepper or cayenne pepper
Clean and pat the chicken dry then add them to a pot.Add in chopped onion, thyme, pepper, curry powder, bayleaf and salt.
Add water to cover the chicken. Let it be an inch above the chicken.Season the water with salt well so the chicken doesn't taste bland. The water should taste salty.
Cover the pot, put on the stove, and boil drumsticks on medium heat for 20 minutes.
After this time, check if the chicken is cooked through.You can use an instant thermometer to check. The temperature should be at least over 165F/75C as that is when it is safe to eat.
If it is, remove the chicken legs from the broth.Serve or proceed to fry, grill, broil or bake in the oven.
To Bake After Boiling
To bake after boiling, preheat the oven at a temperature of 220C.
Put the boiled chicken drumsticks on a baking paper-lined baking tray then put the baking tray in the oven and bake each side for 6 minutes making a total baking time of 12 minutes or till it's golden and crispy. Serve and enjoy.
Properly clean the tools used to clean the raw chicken to avoid contamination and food poisoning.
Cover the chicken with water at least half an inch or an inch above the drumsticks.
Don't forget to check on the chicken so they don't overcook.
Use a big enough pot so the drumsticks are not overcrowded in the pot.
Let the chicken rest in its broth for few minutes after cooking so it soaks up more flavor.
Thicken the broth with cornflour to make gravy or save it and use to cook rice, or recipes that require broth.