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About chicken drumsticks

Although chickens are small animals, they produce a surprisingly large variety of meat. Chicken is the most commonly consumed meat in the United States, and it's readily available in markets throughout the country. Chicken breast is by far the most popular part of the chicken, with the thigh, especially when boneless, coming in at second place. For some reason, the chicken drumstick doesn't have the popularity that other parts of the chicken enjoy, but it still has its place on the dinner table.

Part of the reason that the chicken drumstick may not be a staple in most kitchens is that it doesn't have the large amount of meat that is common with the breast. Boneless chicken thighs are also very meaty, although not as meaty as the breast. The drumstick is part of the chicken's leg and is attached to the bird's thigh. It consists mainly of dark meat and is usually eaten out of hand, making it a little messier than the more popular parts of the chicken. You'll never see boneless, skinless varieties of chicken drumsticks in the supermarket.

The biggest complaint regarding eating chicken drumsticks is that it can be hard to get to all the meat. This is because of the large tendon the runs through this part of the chicken. Also, the parts of meat closest to the bone can get dry during the cooking process, making them less desirable. One of the best things about chicken drumsticks is that they are significantly less expensive than any other chicken parts. Order your chicken drumsticks using the Instacart app, and an Instacart shopper will deliver them!

Chicken drumsticks are sold with the skin intact, making them fattier than the breast portion of meat. If you take the skin off before you eat your drumstick, it will be a little healthier. A 100-gram serving of meat from a chicken drumstick provides a decent amount of protein, at 28.3 grams. Chicken drumsticks are also pretty low in calories. With the skin off, a 100-gram portion of chicken drumstick meat has about 76 calories. Leave the skin on, and the drumstick still only has 112 calories per 100-gram serving.

You can find several vitamins and minerals in chicken drumsticks. Some of the most significant are vitamins B6 and B12, as well as selenium and zinc. Most stores offer both fresh and frozen chicken drumsticks, so don't hesitate to use the Instacart app to order yours today!

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FAQs About Chicken Drumstick

Chicken drumsticks are no different from other types of chicken in terms of how long you can store them in the refrigerator. All chicken cuts only stay fresh in your fridge for about two days. If you don't plan on using your chicken drumsticks on the same day, or at least by the day after you buy them, put them in the freezer. If you're defrosting your chicken in the fridge, it will be good for about two days from the time it's fully defrosted. If you do put the drumsticks in the freezer, make sure they're in an airtight container.

Chicken drumsticks and turkey drumsticks, more commonly referred to as turkey legs, have similarities and differences. Some similarities, for instance, are that they both consist mainly of dark meat, come at a budget-friendly price, and have the skin and bone intact. One of the main differences between the two is that turkey legs are much larger than chicken drumsticks. Part of the reason for this is that turkeys are, of course, much larger than chickens, but it's also due to the fact that the turkey leg also contains the thigh of the bird.
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