Encrusted Turkey Drumsticks

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I LOVE turkey drumsticks and this recipe always pleases if you love turkey sized shake 'n bake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Skin and season turkey legs with salt and pepper (or your favorite seasoning salt).
  2. Shake the legs in a plastic bag, with seasoned (salt and pepper) flour to coat.
  3. Coat legs in beaten mixture of egg and Tabasco.
  4. Press legs in fresh bread crumbs to coat.
  5. Place legs on foiled baking sheet.
  6. Microwave butter and garlic for one minute.
  7. Pour melted butter mixture over turkey drumsticks.
  8. Sprinkle thyme on each drumstick. Bake 350 for 2-21/2 hours uncovered (but cover with foil if you think crust is getting too browned). No need to turn drumsticks over while baking.
  9. An hour before the meat is done you can throw buttered/oiled/seasoned halved new potatoes (or any root vegetable for that matter) to be baked alongside the drumsticks.


Most Helpful

I thought this recipe was easy to prepare. The directions were easy to follow. We thought the turkey was good. Liked it, but DH did not love it. I used panko in place of fresh breadcrumbs, otherwise followed the directions as specified. We served with mashed potatoes and roasted cauliflower. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny September 11, 2011

I configured this for one turkey leg and actually felt it was a tedious process, and it felt like it didn't make sense, - like it was in the wrong order or something. However, - it was simply delicious! I loved it, and will do it again.

jeffreylyn September 09, 2007

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