Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

So easy to make and bake!

So easy to make and bake!

Drumsticks are almost available everywhere. They are inexpensive and most kids love them. They are perfect for when you have a game night, friend coming over, buffet and they pack well if you're taking them to a picknick. Plus, my recipe is easy to follow, healthy because you bake them in the oven and you'll have juicy chicken legs. What more do you need?

>>Need a fresh salad to go with these drumsticks? Then try out my Raspberry Dressing paired with green leaves, apples slices, feta cheese and walnuts.

These baked drumsticks are marinated in a thick sauce and then baked until golden.

These baked drumsticks are marinated in a thick sauce and then baked until golden.

Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Total: 30 min

  • Meat


- 9 drumsticks (washed with vinegar and salt and soaked in hot water from the kettle for 15 min)

For the marinade:
- 3 tbsp Kings Rice Oil or any neutral oil
- 1 ½ tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp organic honey
- 1 tbsp Pimento (smoked pepper powder)
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili powder (use less if you don’t like it too spicy)
- 1 tsp thyme (dried or fresh)


  1. Prepare your drumsticks by washing them with vinegar and salt. Then put them in a heatproof bowl and add hot water from the kettle. Leave them in here for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes remove the chicken legs and pad them dry with some kitchen towel paper.

    NOTE: You can also skip this step. This is just how I prepare my oven chicks but feel free to prep your chicken according to your own preference.

  2. Prepare your marinade and add salt to taste.

  3. Marinate your chicken over night or pop them in the oven like this. Overnight is tastier but if you're in a hurry you can pop them in the oven and glaze them halfway with the leftover marinade.

  4. Preheat your oven to 175 C or 350 F. Place some parchment paper on a bakingsheet and add the drumsticks. When the oven hot enough bake the drumsticks for 20 minutes (turn them after 10 minutes. After 20 minutes turn up the heat to 200 C or 400 F and let the drumsticks further brown and crisp up for 10/15 minutes (depending on your oven).

  5. You can serve these drumstick hot with a Jalapeño Mayo or hot sauce. Enjoy!

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