Pecan-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. PREHEAT oven to 400°E Toss chicken legs with egg to coat.
  2. COMBINE cornflakes, pecans, sugar, salt, onion powder and pepper in large resealable plastic food storage bag.
  3. Add chicken legs two at a time; shake to coat.
  4. PLACE chicken on foil-lined baking sheet; drizzle with melted butter.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until tender.
Most Helpful

Wow! What a lovely meal we had last night. This is really a dish you could serve company. I added more pecans than cornflakes and cut back the sugar to 1 tsp. It was a lovely meal, and one I will be using again and again. So easy to prepare. Thanks RecipeNut for sharing this one!

Miss Annie September 15, 2002

I made this for dinner last night, and it was excellent. Made as directed with chicken legs only, as that's what I had on hand. Worked perfectly. Yummy, crispy crust, which my husband really loved. Both of my young children enjoyed it as well. Made with easy-to-find ingredients. Tastes a lot like fried chicken, but with a much better coating. I wasn't sure whether or not to remove the skin from the legs, the recipe does not say, so I left it on and it worked fine. I think it would work without as well. Thanks for sharing!

AndreaVT96 June 07, 2009

I also cooked this on a rack over my baking dish - crispy all round. Baked vegetables underneath the rack. My husband love it. Will definately make it again, and again.

Lynne Krywulycz March 13, 2009