How to Make Chicken Drumsticks

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Chicken drumsticks are a delicious and easy-to-prepare protein that can be baked, grilled, or fried. Here’s how to make chicken drumsticks in the oven:


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with a paper towel and place them on the baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the drumsticks and rub it into the skin.
  5. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken, making sure to coat each drumstick evenly.
  6. Bake the drumsticks for 35-40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) and the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  7. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.

For an extra crispy coating, you can broil the chicken drumsticks for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking time. This will give the skin a crunchy texture and deepen the flavor.


  • You can use any combination of spices to season the drumsticks, such as cumin, chili powder, or smoked paprika.
  • For a tangy flavor, you can marinate the drumsticks in a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs for several hours before cooking.
  • To make a glaze for the chicken, mix together honey, soy sauce, and garlic and brush it onto the chicken drumsticks during the last few minutes of baking.

Such drumsticks are a versatile protein that can be flavored in many ways. Try experimenting with different spice blends and marinades to find your favorite combination.

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