Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks


Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe: An Easy and Delicious Meal for Any Occasion


Chicken drumsticks are a popular choice for many families, as they are flavorful, budget-friendly, and easy to prepare. However, the traditional method of frying them can be a bit unhealthy and time-consuming. Fortunately, there is a healthier and easier alternative that will satisfy your taste buds and provide a crispy texture: baking them in the oven. In this article, we will share with you a recipe for crispy baked chicken drumsticks that are sure to become a staple in your household.



➤ To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:


▢12 chicken drumsticks

▢2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

▢Oil spray



▢3 tsp garlic powder

▢3 tsp onion powder

▢5 tsp smoked paprika


▢2 tsp black pepper

▢1 1/2 tsp cooking/kosher salt

▢4 1/2 tbsp plain/all-purpose flour

▢3 tsp baking powder (makes them crispier, DO NOT confuse with baking soda / bicarb)





  • Preparation: Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F (180°C fan-forced). Line a tray with foil then place a rack on the tray (makes the underside of the drumsticks crispier).


  • Seasoning: Mix the Seasoning ingredients in a shallow bowl.


  • Coat in oil: Toss the drumsticks in the olive oil. Stretch and pull the skin on each drumsticks to cover as much of the flesh as possible.


  • Coat in seasoning: Coat a drumstick in the Seasoning then shake the excess off well. Place on the rack. Repeat with remaining drumsticks.



  • Spray with oil: Spray the legs generously with oil.


  • Bake for 30 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through. Increase the oven to 220°C / 430°F (200°C fan) then bake for a further 15 minutes or until the skin is crispy. Enjoy!



Nutrition Information:


This recipe serves 4 people and each serving contains approximately:


Calories: 350

Protein: 35g

Fat: 22g

Carbohydrates: 1g

Fiber: 0g

Sodium: 700mg





  • To make this recipe healthier, you can use skinless chicken drumsticks instead of skin-on chicken drumsticks. This will reduce the fat content of the dish.


  • You can also add some vegetables to the baking sheet, such as chopped carrots, potatoes, or Brussels sprouts, to make this a complete meal.


  • For an extra crunch, you can coat the chicken drumsticks with breadcrumbs or panko before baking them.


  • Make sure the chicken drumsticks are cooked through before serving. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).




In conclusion, crispy baked chicken drumsticks are a simple yet delicious meal that can be enjoyed any time of the day. With a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you can make a healthy and satisfying meal for yourself and your loved ones. So go ahead and try this recipe today!




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