“From 365 Ways to Cook Chicken. For this recipe I substituted chestnut flour I found last month in bulk at the local natural food store. The original recipe called for whole wheat flour. I added the onion and garlic powder and dried parsley to make it more palatable and agreeable to a five year old. The test recipe was cut in half.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter
  • 3 lbs chicken, cut up (I used drumsticks)
  • 1 cup chestnut flour (or more as needed)
  • 12 teaspoon paprika (reduced from 2 teaspoons)
  • 12 teaspoon salt-free onion powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt-free garlic powder
  • 12 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon ground black pepper or 18 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put the butter in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish and place in the oven to melt.
  3. In a plastic bag or sturdy grocery bag combine the chestnut flour, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Place 1 or 2 drumsticks at a time in the bag and shake until evenly coated.
  5. Transfer to the baking dish. Bake 30-45 minutes depending on the thickness of the drumsticks.
  6. Turn the chicken pieces and bake a further 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy.

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