Devilish Good Drumsticks

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min

Low cal, fat-free Dijon mustard plays a leading role in this quick bake that packs a punch of flavour. Easy enough for week nights, it’s also ideal finger food for casual get togethers. Perfect for football, curling and hockey gatherings.


1 egg(s)
3 tbsp (45 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) hot sauce, (optional garnish)
2/3 cups (170 mL) breadcrumbs
1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) cayenne pepper
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted
6 - 8 chicken drumsticks


1 Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place a baking rack on a foil lined baking sheet.
2 In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg with Dijon and hot sauce until fairly smooth. Measure the bread crumbs, cumin, chili, salt and cayenne into another bowl. A small one with deep sides works well. Stir until evenly blended. Then while stirring the crumbs, gradually pour in melted butter. Work the crumb mixture between your fingers until an even crumb forms.
3 Holding the end of one drumstick, turn it in the egg mixture until thickly coated. Then place in the crumb mixture and turn to coat. If there are areas still not coated, pick up the crumb mixture and sprinkle over top.You may have to press the crumb mixture onto the chicken. Place on the rack set on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken and coating.
4 Bake in the centre of the oven until golden and an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the drumstick reaches 165°F (74°C), 40 to 45 minutes. There is no need to turn the drumsticks.