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!
Easy Chicken Drumsticks
Courtesy of: Lisa aka The Noob Chef
- 1 pack of chicken drumsticks
- 1 bottle of your favorite marinade (I used a Filipino BBQ marinade)
- Salt and black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F).
- Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a large mixing bowl, pour in the bottle of marinade. Dip each drumstick in the marinade and place on the baking sheet.
- Season with salt and black pepper.
- Cook for 25 minutes. Then flip each drumstick over. Continue cooking for 20 more minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!