AKA Balboa Buffalo Yummy Drummy's. If you're going Buffalo then use Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce and win the day. Why settle for wings when drumsticks are at your lip smacking finger tips.
With the NCAA and NFL football seasons just around the corner its time to learn a lesson in Yummy Drummy goodness. There's no better place to start then learning the Beer Broth Stew Roasting method.
5 each pounds raw Chicken Drum Sticks
1 each 12 fluid ounce Samuel Adams Summer Ale
12 each fluid ounces Swanson Chicken Broth
8 each fluid ounces Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
4 each large sprigs Fresh Sage
4 each large sprigs Fresh Rosemary
1/2 each large diced Yellow Onion
2 each Lemons (cut in 1/4 inch wheels)
4 each fluid ounces Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
3 each ounces Homie Fried Tortilla Chips
8 each sticks Celery
8 each sticks Carrots
1 each seeded thin roll cut Jalapeno
Wash your hands with medium hot water and soap. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a deep roasting pan (with lid if available) put 1/2 each large diced Yellow Onion spread to cover bottom. Rinse 5 each pounds raw Chicken Drum Sticks and place in pan evenly layered. Repeat hand washing especially after handling raw chicken. Pour over chicken 12 each fluid ounces Swanson Chicken Broth and 12 each fluid ounces Samuel Adams Summer Ale. Place 4 each large sprigs Fresh Sage and 4 each large sprigs Fresh Rosemary. On top of the fresh herbs shingle layer 2 each Lemons (cut in 1/4 inch wheels) to cover chicken. Cover roasting pan with lid or aluminum foil and cook in oven for 70 minutes at 325 degrees. Your cooking time may vary check chicken doneness. Carefully remove roasting pan and set to cool on a rack or range top. Allow to cool for 30 minutes in broth with lid off. Pick the lemon wheels, sage and rosemary off the chicken and dispose of. Remove drum sticks from beer broth and allow to cool further 30 minutes. Keep beer broth for another dish or pour down sink disposal. Preheat Electric Deep Fryer to 350 degrees. Place drum sticks in fryer basket 5 to 6 at one time and fry for 6 to 8 minutes or until desired doneness. Lift fryer basket and allow to drain. Repeat frying process until all the drum sticks are fried. In a large stainless steel mixing bowl place chicken and pour 8 each ounces Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce mix to coat generously. On a platter lay out the Balboa Buffalo Yummy Drummy's place a dish with 4 each fluid ounces Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, add 8 each sticks Carrots and 8 each sticks of Celery. Further garnish with 1 each seeded thin roll cut Jalapeno on the chicken and 3 each ounces Homie Fried Tortilla Chips on the platter or on the side.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes
Servings: Recipe makes 12 to 14 each drum sticks
Once you layer the drum sticks over the bottom layer of diced onion add your beer and broth. This makes for a tasty combination you can use later for gravy or a sauce.
Stew roasting is a dummy proof method for precooking chicken. It assures the appropriate doneness while tenderizing to perfection.
You can see the flavor profile taking place each step from adding the beer broth through the herbs and finishing with the lemons layers.
Wow! What a beautiful dish and we haven't even cooked it yet. No wonder I call these bad boys Yummy Drummy's.
When ever working in a hot oven take care. Remember safety first and last. I recommend when removing from the hot oven take the lid off first. The beer broth is scorching hot at this point.
Allow all the excess beer broth to drain off before adding to Deep Fryer. Liquid in a fryer is dangerous and can lead to splattering hot oil. Theres nothing wrong with steam roasting the chicken well before the frying process.
This generally takes 6 to 8 minutes to fry but your personal preference may choose to adjust the timing. I strongly suggest only cooking one layer at a time this allows for a better cooking time and will fry evenly.
Brother and sister this recipe Kills It! If for no other reason then the Yummy Drummy's and Homie Tortilla Chips investing in your personal Electric Deep Fryer is money well spent.
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