Gluten Free “Shake and Bake” Drumsticks
Things we don’t eat…breading, rice, pasta, white bread, white refined sugar, etc..That doesn’t mean I don’t miss certain foods. I was missing “shake and bake” chicken legs the other day. I don’t miss it anymore because of this recipe. It tasted just like “shake and bake” like when I was a kid but much healthier and gluten free. Score!
You can do this 1 of 2 ways. You can do the traditional way with putting all of the “shake and bake” in a gallon size plastic bag or put the ingredients in a shallow baking dish and roll it around. I opted for the baking dish and used a spoon to scoop the “breading” onto the drumstick.
These turned out extremely “shake and bake” like. It was really easy, I had all the ingredients available because I always keep coconut flour on hand. It’s one of the 39 Things I Keep Stocked at all times.
- 6 - 8 drumsticks
- ¼ coconut flour
- ½ cup ghee or grass fed butter
- ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
- 4 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 3 Tablespoon chopped onion flakes or dried onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 350
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Optional: place a cooking rack (like the ones used for cookies) on top of the lined baking sheet. This way your "breading" will be crispier all around but it's not necessary.
- In a medium baking dish or a gallon size baggy, combine coconut flour, Parmesan cheese, onion, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to combine everything well.
- In a medium saucepan, melt ghee or butter and add in Dijon mustard, whisk to combine well.
- Dry drumsticks with a paper towel. This will help the ghee/Dijon mixture stick better.
- Brush each drumstick with the ghee/Dijon mixture. I used a pastry brush but then ended up using my hands because I found I was able to cover each drumstick more thoroughly.
- After brushing the ghee/Dijon mixture on drumstick, roll in coconut flour mixture or put chicken leg in plastic baggy and shake around until covered. I laid the drumstick in the mixture and used a spoon to cover the top and sides. Either way works.
- Place each drumstick on baking sheet or baking rack.
- Bake for 1 hour.