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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Drumsticks Parmigiana


Parmesan Crusted Chicken Drumsticks Parmigiana

This easy chicken parmigiana recipe uses parmesan to add extra flavour to the crumb on these budget-friendly drumsticks. This Australian classic chicken parmi is served with lots of sauce and a fresh salad.

Recipe details
Prep:   15 minutes
Cook:   35 minutes
Serves:   4


  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1 ½ cups (135g) panko breadcrumbs
  3. 1 cup (30g) Perfect Italiano™ Extra Sharp Parmesan, finely grated
  4. Salt and pepper
  5. 8 medium chicken drumsticks, skin on
  6. 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
  7. 700g tomato passata with basil and oregano
  8. 200g Perfect Italiano™ Perfect Melt cheese


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper

Step 2

Lightly whisk the eggs in a shallow dish with ¼ cup water

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl combine the panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese and season well with salt and pepper

Step 4

Working with one drumstick at a time, dip in the egg, then breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs on gently with your fingertips to coat. Set aside


Step 5

Heat half of the oil in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat. Cook half of the drumsticks for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden and crisp. Transfer to the lined tray and repeat with the remaining oil and chicken

Step 6

Meanwhile, spread the tomato passata over the base of a 1.5 litre (6 cup capacity) ovenproof dish. Arrange the drumsticks over the tomatoes and top with Perfect Melt cheese

Step 7

Return to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and chicken is cooked and golden. Serve warm with a fresh salad


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