KFC Original Chicken Drumstick Recipe

Everybody loves the sweet and crunchy flavors of KFC’s original drumstick. It’s a beloved classic that never fails to put a satisfyingly savory joy on people’s faces. Whether you are looking to whip a few up at home or just want to learn how to make these beloved chicken drumsticks, this recipe will have you covered.


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients together and then add the chicken drumsticks and coat them evenly.
  2. In another bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Stir the mixture until it forms a thick batter.
  3. Add the vegetable oil to a pan and heat it on medium heat.
  4. Dredge each chicken drumstick in the batter and place them in the hot oil. Cook each side for about 5 minutes until the drumsticks are golden-brown and cooked throughout.
  5. Once they are done, remove the drumsticks from the pan and place them on a paper-towel lined plate to soak up the excess oil.
  6. Serve the drumsticks hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Creating the perfect KFC original drumsticks at home has never been easier. With this classic recipe, you can whip up a batch of tasty drumsticks in no time!