Simple Baked Chicken Drumsticks

"I wanted a basic way to cook drumsticks since they are cheaper than the breasts. I didn't want alot of spice or sauce on it so if you are looking that, this is not the recipe for you. We found it just right for us, the flavor of the chicken really comes through. I served with corn and twice baked potato casserole."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by DeliciousAsItLooks photo by DeliciousAsItLooks
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photo by Nathalie C. photo by Nathalie C.
photo by Papa D 1946-2012 photo by Papa D 1946-2012
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
3 drumsticks




  • Put some olive oil in the bottom of a 9x13 pan (just enough to put the drumsticks on).
  • Add drumsticks (space enough apart so they aren't touching each other).
  • Sprinkle generously with pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Add rosemary to the chicken, if desired.
  • Bake at 375° F for half an hour. Turn drumsticks over and add more garlic powder, pepper and salt (same as before). Top with the parsley.
  • Bake another half an hour, or until cooked until 160°F.

Questions & Replies

  1. What side dishes do you make with the drumsticks?
  2. Quick Q / If you coat the drumsticks with olive oil rather than adding to the bottom of the pan, will that work too?
  3. What are the measurements, tsp tblsp?
  4. What arare
  5. How long, at what temperature, in a Convection Oven?


  1. These were absolutely DELICIOUS! I covered the legs with olive oil and seasoned well with Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning and let marinate while my toaster oven was pre-heating. Baked for 30 minutes at the recommended 375°F then turned them over and baked another 30 minutes at 350°F. They were so flavorful, tender and juicy, almost to the point of falling off the bone. This will be added to my go to quick meals folder. Thanks for posting! Made for Fall 2011 PAC.
  2. I have made this recipe 3 times in last month. Only thing i do different is add a little paprika to spices, and toss chicken pieces in a mix of olive oil and butter, using mostly olive oil. I usually do not care for bone in chicken, but this is amazing. so juicy. and flavorful. I have had rice with this, i have had corn-on -cob and macaroni salad with it, i have had mashed potatoes and gravy with it. It is very versatile, easy, qucik and delicious
  3. Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest ones. I used Italian herbs instead of garlic powder and added potato wedges to the pan for a complete meal. Loved it!
  4. This may not be a "recipe" but it was exactly what I needed to get motivated to make something with these drumsticks my husband bought by accident. Too late in the day to throw them in the crockpot. So, I rubbed them with olive oil, sprinkled them with some seasonings: salt, pepper and adobo, cut up a huge sweet potato and four big carrots...Covered the whole thing with aluminum foil and stuck it in the oven at 375.
  5. I wanted a basic cook time and temp for drumsticks as I'm vegetarian and don't cook meat often. My husband loves chicken and I usually do breasts but with times being what they are I had to get what was available at the store. This recipe was great. I did a drizzle of sunflower oil instead of evoo because it has a higher smoke point and less prominent flavor. I used sea salt, cracked pepper, garlic powder, I did add paprika and parsley also. Omitted the rosemary as my husband and I don't like it so I don't buy it. The drumsticks turned out perfecrly crispy and very moist. My husband loved them and has already asked to have them on the menu again soon. I served them with baked potatoes with kerrygold butter and shredded extra sharp vermont cheddar cheese. Side of roasted asparagus and snap peas to go along with it.


  1. I no longer rotate the chicken half way through as it rips the skin. It turns out just as cooked and crispy. The skin of side that faces down is just slightly soft. Skin up is crispy.
  2. Simple baked chiken drumstick...with rice LOVELY!
    • Review photo by Nathalie C.
  3. I added chopped onions and Potatoes.
  4. Nothing tweaked.... But I cooked a little longer to get a little more crunchy on the outside ??
  5. I have added fine chopped garlic Instead of powder, brushed the drumsticks with honey, wrapped it all with foil, added mix roasted vegetables together with chicken all covered in foil, cooked for 50 minutes at 180 degree Celsius and then it was delicious!



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