How to Cook Chicken Drumsticks [Simple Recipe]

Good morning everyone!

Sometimes we have to go back to the basics. I am all for diving into more daring recipes and creating an elaborate dinner menu, but sometimes I also like to keep it simple. Very simple. Recently I was at the grocery store when my husband suggested that we pick up “some cheap proteins”. Like many men, as much as I love to cook vegetarian meals… my guy needs his meat. So that was man-code for, “honey please grab me some meat before I turn caveman”! Peering over the selection of cuts I was reminded at how expensive meat can be! Yes, chicken is best bought whole (and if you can get it in a 2-bird pack it’s usually cheaper), and ground beef is best bought in bulk too. But since I don’t cook with meat daily, I try and pick up whatever is already cut and cheap. Enter: chicken drumsticks. Now for me, I’m a Southern girl at heart. So when I think of drumsticks I immediately think of…? You guessed it, fried chicken! Y’all I can make a mean fried chicken too! Just check out that recipe here.

But this time I wanted to do something different. I wanted something a bit lighter. So I opted for a basic, oven-cooked drumstick. I wanted to keep it simple in method and clean-up too. After purchasing a 16-pack of drumsticks for $2.50, I was good to go to test this recipe out. I’m pleased to share with you that after several attempts I’ve got drumsticks down to a science. Enjoy this super, simple, delicious recipe everyone and keep on cooking!

Oven-roasted chicken drumsticks
Oven-roasted chicken drumsticks

Easy Chicken Drumsticks

Courtesy of: Lisa aka The Noob Chef

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pack of chicken drumsticks
  • 1 bottle of your favorite marinade (I used a Filipino BBQ marinade)
  • Salt and black pepper

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F).
  2. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, pour in the bottle of marinade. Dip each drumstick in the marinade and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Cook for 25 minutes. Then flip each drumstick over. Continue cooking for 20 more minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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