Sweet and Spicy Oven-Baked Drumsticks

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

A devilishly-good seasoned dredge for your chicken drumsticks. Gift your 'secret' recipe to friends in decorated bags, and give instructions on how to bake the drumsticks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 440°F (225C).
  2. Pour enough olive oil into a foil-lined 9 X 13-inch baking pan to just coat bottom.
  3. Mix flour, icing sugar, chili powder, salt, oregano, basil, garlic powder, cumin, ginger and ground pepper in a heavy-duty plastic bag; shake chicken pieces in the bag, a few at a time, until evenly coated. Give chicken a sharp rap against the side of bag when removing to shake off excess coating.
  4. Place the drumsticks in the olive oil; bake 30 minutes. Turn drumsticks and bake 15 minutes more until pieces are fork-tender.
  5. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I used skinless, boneless chicken breast, and they worked quite nicely. We really enjoyed the lightness of the coating. We didn't detect any sweetness whatsoever, and I expect two teaspoons of icing sugar may not be enough to do the trick. We also though the flavouring was very mild, which surprised me. I was expecting more considering the spices that were used. We enjoyed the dish, but found it just didn't match the description of 'sweet and spicy'. Made for the 2010 Craze-E Category Contest. Good luck and thanks for participating.

Diana #2 December 17, 2010