Oven baked chicken drumstick

Oven baked chicken drumstick

By Food E Fare

Chicken drumsticks are a popular and flavorful cut of chicken that can be prepared in various ways, such as baking, grilling, frying, or braising. Here's a simple recipe for making oven-baked chicken drumsticks:


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (for a spicy kick)
  • Optional: Fresh herbs (such as parsley or thyme) for garnish


Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

Prepare the Chicken:

  • Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil or melted butter with the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using).

Coat the Chicken:

  • Place the chicken drumsticks in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag.
  • Pour the spice mixture over the chicken drumsticks, ensuring they are evenly coated. Massage the spice mixture into the chicken with your hands, making sure each drumstick is well seasoned.

Bake the Chicken:

  • Arrange the seasoned chicken drumsticks in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each piece.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (75°C) when tested with a meat thermometer.


  • Once the chicken drumsticks are cooked through and golden, remove them from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs if desired, and serve hot.


Enjoy your delicious oven-baked chicken drumsticks as a main dish alongside your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a crisp salad.

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