Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks

If you’re craving tender, juicy chicken that is crispy, flavorful and reminiscent of restaurant-quality meals, then look no further than these oven-baked chicken drumsticks. Paired perfectly with your favorite carbs and a variety of vegetables, this dish is a complete and satisfying addition to any meal.

Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks


  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil


Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the Chicken: Pat dry the chicken drumsticks with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

Prepare the Spice Mix: In a small bowl, combine the oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, sea salt, and brown sugar. This blend of spices will create a flavorful coating for the chicken.

Coat the Chicken: Place the chicken drumsticks in a large bowl and drizzle with avocado oil. Toss the drumsticks to ensure they are evenly coated with the oil.

Season the Chicken: Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken drumsticks, making sure each piece is well coated with the seasoning.

Prepare the Baking Sheet: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Place a baking rack on top of the baking sheet to elevate the drumsticks and allow hot air to circulate around them. This step is crucial for achieving that crispy texture.

Bake the Drumsticks: Arrange the seasoned drumsticks on the baking rack. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes, flipping the drumsticks halfway through the cooking time. This ensures even cooking and a crispy exterior.

Serve and Enjoy: Once cooked through and golden brown, remove the drumsticks from the oven. Serve them warm with your favorite sides and enjoy.

Tips for Success for the Perfect Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks:

  • Dry the Chicken: Ensuring the chicken drumsticks are dry before seasoning helps the spices adhere better and promotes crispiness.
  • Use a Baking Rack: Elevating the drumsticks on a baking rack allows air to circulate around them, preventing them from becoming soggy on the bottom.
  • Check for Doneness: Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit for safe consumption.

Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Recipe by Jenna Fisher RDCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • 6 chicken drumsticks

  • ½ tbsp oregano

  • ½ tbsp garlic powder

  • ½ tbsp onion powder

  • ½ tbsp chili powder

  • ½ tbsp paprika

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Dry drumsticks with paper towel
  • In a small bowl, combine spices
  • In a large bowl, add drumsticks and coat in olive oil
  • Coat chicken in spices
  • Line baking sheet with aluminum foil
  • Stack baking rack on top of baking sheet to allow air to circulate (this gets that nice crisp texture)
  • Place drumsticks on top of baking rack
  • Bake in oven for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through
  • Serve warm and enjoy



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