My friend LuAnn has this awesome oven-fried chicken recipe that she makes to bring to picnics. I vividly remember standing at a picnic bench shoveling little chicken drumettes and wings in my mouth--and not caring who was watching-- at a first birthday party.
They were so very good.
I was so excited when I finally got the recipe, and was eager to test it out on my own.
It has MSG in it.
I just can't do it. I can't knowingly put MSG in something. Which sucks, because man, those drumsticks were the best.
I tried to create my own version (minus the MSG) over the weekend. They were good, but not as good.
18 thawed drumsticks (or however many will fit nicely into your crockpot)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour (I used Pamela's)
2 teaspoons seasoned salt (maybe even more. read verdict below)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
OKAY: a lot of you seem to want the MSG version. In the interest of saving myself time from emailing this a few times a day, I'm going to copy and paste the MSG version ---- use at your own risk! I'm not a doctor, or a lawyer, or anything remotely near the sort and am hereby releasing myself from any and all liability. ;-)
instead of the seasons up above, use this: 2 tsp pepper 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp ground marjoram 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp Ac'cent
--combine all the spices and the flour in a freezer bag or in a shallow dish. Dredge each chicken piece well, and plop into your crockpot. I used the shallow dish method, because we were out of freezer bags.
--when all the chicken is in the crock, pour 1/4 cup of melted butter over it.
--cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 8-10.
They needed more salt. I am such a chicken (ha! chicken! so didn't plan that...) when it comes to salting food. I used 2 teaspoons of seasoned salt, but I probably could have used a whole tablespoon. And maybe some more onion powder.
The pieces of chicken on top and near the sides of the crock got a bit crispy, which was a nice surprise. We've all been munching on the drumsticks for lunch the past few days. I like them better cold, the kids like it heated and chopped up with barbecue sauce.