Crispy Chicken Drumsticks Stuffed With Mashed Potatoes And Cheese

Chicken is always a popular dinner option, especially because it has great flavor and little fat. But sometimes you just have to treat yourself to the finer things in life, so go ahead and mix your juicy chicken with creamy mashed potatoes and cheese and fry it up until it's nice and crispy!

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour

You'll Need:

For the chicken:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • ⅔ cup white wine
  • 1¼ cups chicken broth

For the cheesy mashed potatoes:

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the breading:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups bread crumbs

Here's How:

1. Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Season the chicken drumsticks with salt and pepper and cook them on both sides.

2. Add the garlic, rosemary, white wine, and chicken broth to the pan, cover with a lid, and let cook for 45 minutes.

3. Remove the drumsticks from the pan and let cool. Gently remove the bones from the meat and set them aside for later.

4. For the cheesy mashed potatoes, combine the mashed potatoes, 1 cup of shredded mozzarella, and paprika, season with salt and pepper. Shred the chicken meat, add it to the cheesy mashed potatoes, and mix well.

5. Divide the cheesy chicken mixture into 6 even portions. Flatten one portion in your hand and sprinkle ⅙ of the remaining shredded mozzarella over it. Place one of the chicken bones in the middle and form the mixture around the bone so it looks like a drumstick. Repeat with the rest of the cheesy chicken mixture and bones until you have 6 drumsticks. Freeze the drumsticks for 20 minutes.

6. Coat the cheesy chicken drumsticks in flour, whisked eggs, and bread crumbs. Heat some cooking oil in a large pot to 350°F and fry the drumsticks until golden brown.

Just slide the bone out of the cheesy chicken drumsticks and you've suddenly got yourself boneless chicken!

Get the recipe for the Fried Chicken Donuts featured in the bonus video.


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