Chicken Drumsticks rubbed with olive oil and special seasonings and baked to perfection.

Has the price of meat got you scrambling for economical dishes to serve your family? Baked chicken drumsticks are a family favorite. Served with a couple of sides, your meal is complete.

Grocery stores package chicken drumsticks in a variety of package sizes. Package sizes range from 2 pounds (6 drumsticks) up to 10-pound packages. Of course, the larger the package the cheaper the per-pound price. I picked the 2-pound size because the drumsticks were larger. Seemed like the larger the package the smaller the drumsticks were in the package.

baked chicken drumsticks

Baking Tips

  • Dry your thawed drumsticks with paper towels.
  • Mix your herbs in a sealable plastic gallon bag.
  • Spray the drumsticks with the olive oil spray to help the seasonings adhere to the legs.
  • Use foil to cover your baking pan for faster cleanup.
  • Spray the foil liberally with nonstick olive oil.
  • Bake with high heat-425 degrees.

Ingredients for Baked Chicken Drumsticks

  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks, thawed
  •  Olive Oil nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt –  I use Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Parsley Flakes

What Kitchen Tools Are Used

  • Baking sheet large enough to hold 6 drumsticks
  • Aluminum Foil to line the baking sheet
  • Tongs to turn the drumsticks
  • Sealable gallon-size plastic bag

How Long to Bake

Total baking time for baked chicken drumsticks is 45 minutes. It is best to use a thermometer and check that the drumsticks are heated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. There will be some carry over cooking.

What to Serve with Baked Chicken Drumsticks

My husband likes mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Since I am eating keto, I like a salad and steamed broccoli.

Baked Chicken Drumsticks – Keto Friendly

Chicken Drumsticks rubbed with olive oil and special seasonings and baked to perfection.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 people
Author: Cheryl
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • Baking sheet large enough to hold 6 drumsticks
  • Aluminum Foil to line the baking sheet
  • Tongs to turn the drumsticks
  • Sealable gallon-size plastic bag

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken drumsticks
  • Olive Oil nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp Salt I use Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Parsley Flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with foil.
  • Heavily spray the foil with the non-stick olive oil spray.
  • Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels.
  • Place all of the seasonings in a gallon-size sealable bag, seal, and shake.
  • Coat the chicken with the olive oil spray.
  • Add the chicken to the bag of seasonings and shake until the chicken is thoroughly coated.
  • Arrange the drumsticks onto the foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Using tongs, turn the drumsticks over and return to the oven for another 25 minutes. (Internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees.)
  • Serve immediately with your favorite sides.

How to Reheat Leftovers

Microwave: I have found that two drumsticks covered with a damp paper towel are eating temperature in my 1200-Watt microwave after heating for 30 seconds.

Wiki has other methods.

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