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Last night I made some delicious drumsticks!!! My only complaint is I would like the skin to be crispy but how do I get the crispy skin? I baked them for 55 minutes so I didn't wnat to over cook the chicken.
 

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you want to cook them for less time at a higher temp. what temp did you cook it at? (also, I find the key to yummy, not dry chicken is undercooking according to the usda. you don't want it bloody, but with whole roast birds at least, if you cook them to usda temps, then they keep cooking outside the oven... its' WAY too dry.)
 

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I'd definitely crank it up to at least 400. Does your oven run hot or cold?<br><br>
I think probably the way to go would be an application of hotter heat at some period. There are a lot of ways you could do that. You could sear/brown them in a pan first, then bake them. You could do a period of higher heat at the begining or the end.<br><br>
I don't cook chicken parts a lot, because it's definitely harder to get crispy skin than on a whole bird.
 

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I always cook my chicken in a covered roast pan at 375 (length of time depends on how much chicken - usually around 45 min's - 1 hour for 2 full legs)<br><br>
In the last 10 - 15 min's I take the lid off (chicken needs to be in a single layer) and the skin always gets nice & crispy, ant the chicken stays moist.
 

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I brush mine with melted butter before I put them in, and do them at at least 400, and we get a nice crispy skin.
 

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My mom used to use a recipe called Family Best chicken-and it was and is!<br><br>
Take your chicken parts and place in your baking pan on a bed of sliced onions. Dot or rub the parts with butter and season with salt and pepper, maybe a dash of paprika and bake at 400 for an hour. OH my! So good! Nice, crispy skin and melty soft onions to serve with.
 

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Thx ladies for some great ideas to try!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My mom used to use a recipe called Family Best chicken-and it was and is!<br><br>
Take your chicken parts and place in your baking pan on a bed of sliced onions. Dot or rub the parts with butter and season with salt and pepper, maybe a dash of paprika and bake at 400 for an hour. OH my! So good! Nice, crispy skin and melty soft onions to serve with.</div>
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This sounds yummy....gonna try for sure!
 
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