Pastured Chicken Drumsticks

$6.99/lb Avg 1.8 lbs

Four drumsticks from our pasture raised chickens.

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Four chicken drumsticks, skin on and bone-in.

A favorite on our farm because these drumsticks make such easy meals, cooked up with crispy skin and tasty dark meat. After we’re done, we save all the leg bones in a bag in the freezer until we have enough to make chicken bone broth.

Need some recipe inspiration? Here’s a recipe we developed especially for our pasture raised chicken drumsticks:

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Thyme

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Katy Sparks


Drumstick Marinade

  • 8 pasture raised chicken drumsticks
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest (plus a little extra for garnishing)
  • 1 Tbsp minced thyme (plus a little extra for garnishing)
  • 1 tsp sea salt or flake salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Dredging Flour

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 2 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 quart rendered fat for frying


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a deep bowl that can submerge the chicken drumsticks. Marinate for 3-4 hours in the fridge, turning once or twice to ensure the chicken marinates evenly.
  • When ready to fry the chicken, bring the drumsticks out to warm up a little- about 30 minutes before cooking. Choose a thick-bottomed skillet or dutch oven for frying. Heat the rendered fat to 350 degrees using a thermometer to maintain the temperature.
  • Dip each drumstick in the seasoned flour and coat fully. Once all drumsticks are dredged, gently lower into the hot fat and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees.
  • Drain the drumsticks on paper towels and season with thyme, lemon zest and salt and enjoy!

We feed our poultry Certified Organic grains. And of course our birds never receive antibiotics and are never exposed to pesticides, herbicides, or GMO crops. Our chickens are raised by our family with care on green grass pastures, where they can forage in the fields and nap in the shade.

We offer delivery of our family farmed meats throughout the Northeast, shipped to your door in recyclable insulated containers. Our delivery area includes New York City, Long Island, New York state, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

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