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easy oven baked chicken drumsticks
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3.85 from 19 votes

Oven Baked Chicken drumsticks

easy oven baked chicken drumsticks that are moist and full of flavor and crispy skin!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken legs, chicken drumsticks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 drumsticks
Calories 165kcal


  • 6 chicken drumsticks with skin on

Spice Mix

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch turmeric optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

Oil Mix

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a cookie sheet or baking tray with oil and set aside.
  • Pat dry the chicken pieces with a paper towel and rub the spice mix onto the chicken pieces. Arrange the chicken on the prepped tray.
  • Drizzle the oil mix on the spice coated chicken (on both the sides).
  • Bake at 400F for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through and there is no pink inside (180 degrees). Turn once halfway (after about 15 minutes).
  • Broil for couple of minutes on each side until the skin browns and crisps up.
  • Serve. Refrigerate leftovers.



Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg