These delicious Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks are full of flavour and super easy to make for dinner. The skin crisps up in the oven, the seasoning is simple and perfect, and the chicken legs come out juicy every time I make it for the family! Serve it with just a simple salad for a mouth-watering midweek meal.
Whenever I roast a chicken, my children usually fight over the chicken legs.
I have no idea if this happens because kids just like eating with their hands or if it’s because chicken legs are delicious, but it happens without fail every time.
I don’t roast a whole chicken all the time since everyone seems to want the legs anyway. I make these baked chicken drumsticks instead and everyone is happy all through! My baked chicken drumsticks recipe is simple enough that anyone can do this and it creates juicy chicken, crispy skin, and it’s all perfectly seasoned! You’re going to love this one.
Seasoning for chicken legs:
These my yummy oven-baked chicken legs are super simple and the seasoning blend is great!
Just mix together paprika (i go for the smoked paprika garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper.
The spices are simple and you likely already have them in your cabinet, but they work great together as a basic seasoning blend for chicken and pork too!
I like to add my drumsticks to a plastic bag and drizzle with avocado oil. Avocado oil has a neutral flavor, a high smoke point, and many of the same nutritional properties as olive oil. I use it here because we’re cooking at high heat.
Sprinkle some seasoning on the chicken and seal the bag. Smush it all together to coat the chicken in the spices very well and then dump the chicken out onto a greased baking sheet.
How long to bake chicken legs:
These baked chicken drumsticks take just a few minutes of preparation and about 45 to 50 minutes to bake.
The baking of these chicken legs was at 425 degrees. If our oven isn’t good and hot, the chicken skin won’t get crispy as we wanted it to be.
The meat should reach 165 degrees in about 45 minutes and then your chicken legs are ready to devour!
What to serve with oven-baked chicken legs:
You can serve it with just a simple salad or any meal of your choice.
Yield: about 6 Drumsticks
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cracked pepper
2 pounds chicken drumsticks
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Add all of the ingredients to a large zip-top bag and seal. Smush the chicken around in the bag to coat in the seasoning.
Arrange chicken on the baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees.
Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks
- ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
- 2 pounds chicken drumsticks
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Add all of the ingredients to a large zip-top bag and seal. Smush the chicken around in the bag to coat in the seasoning.
- Arrange chicken on the baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:YIELD: 6 drumsticks SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving:CALORIES: 323 TOTAL FAT: 18g SATURATED FAT: 4g TRANS FAT: 0g UNSATURATED FAT: 12g CHOLESTEROL: 192mg SODIUM: 325mg CARBOHYDRATES: 1g NET CARBOHYDRATES: 1g FIBER: 0g SUGAR: 0g SUGAR ALCOHOLS: 0g PROTEIN: 37g