Baked Herb & Garlic Chicken Drumstick Recipe
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This Baked Herb & Garlic Chicken Drumstick Recipe is a healthy addition to your weekly dinner rotation. This is a really easy recipe that you can get into the oven quickly on a weeknight, and has a ton of juicy flavor!
Baked Herb & Garlic Chicken Drumstick Recipe
There’s something special about chicken drumsticks that has me wanting to make them every week. Not only are chicken drumstick recipes insanely easy to make (for the most part), but they’re also usually one of the cheaper cuts at the grocery store. Saving you time and money, you can make this baked herb & garlic chicken drumstick recipe with or without skin, but they will come out crisper if you leave the skin on. Feel free to experiment with the herbs. In my opinion, the more the better!
Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipes
If you’re on the lookout for easy chicken drumstick recipes, this herb & garlic chicken drumstick recipe is definitely one of the easier weeknight dinners you can make. You are literally just rubbing the chicken with some oil and herbs, bake, and you have quick and easy meal that everyone can enjoy! It really doesn’t get better than easy chicken drumstick recipes, does it?
Pro Tip! You can lightly spray these with a bit more olive oil to add some crispy texture. I save the crispy for other recipes, like my Crispy Oven Baked Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Wings. They’re perfect for game day, or even if you just love wings!
As a food blogger, I love nothing more than sharing easy chicken drumstick recipes with my readers. But what I love most of all about blogging is the response from all of you about these easy chicken drumstick recipes.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Healthy Chicken Drumstick Recipes
Just in case you haven’t noticed by now, healthy chicken drumstick recipes don’t require a lot of the harder cooking methods that can add a ton of fat and sodium to the dish. Like frying, or breading. In fact, you can feel good about making healthy chicken drumstick recipes every week! They’re packed with flavor from the herbs and spices, and healthy olive oil.
You can come up with your own healthy chicken drumstick recipes really easily! Just combine any of your favorite herbs or spices, like rosemary and thyme, or turmeric and cayenne. The sky is the limit!
How to Cook Chicken Drumsticks
If you’re wondering how to cook chicken drumsticks, don’t worry too much. It’s really easy! After you add the spices and the oil, all you have to do is lay them down on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven. Flip them half way through, and that’s it! Now you know how to cook chicken drumsticks, and you can whip out this recipe the next time you need something quick and easy on a weeknight.
Here’s a Few More Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipes!
- Sweet & Sticky Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks – This one is exactly what it sounds like. A blend of asian flavors in a sweet brown sugar glaze. One of the better easy chicken drumstick recipes, if you ask me!
- Grilled Turkey Legs With Spiced Marinade – Ok, you caught me. This is not one of the easy chicken drumstick recipes. It’s turkey! But it’s practically the same thing, so try it out if you can.
Baked Herb & Garlic Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
- 10 medium chicken drumsticks
- 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp ground basil
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- baking sheet
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease baking sheet with 1 tbsp olive oil.
- Place drumsticks on greased baking sheet, leaving room between each drumstick.
- Coat remaining drumsticks with remaining 2 tbsp olive oil evenly.
- In a small bowl, mix all spices and herbs together until combined (garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, basil, sage, kosher salt and black pepper).
- Rub spice mixture into drumsticks evenly.
- Bake drumsticks for 25 minutes. Turn drumsticks over and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until drumsticks reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
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OMG! That looks yummy!
This looks amazing, and so easy. I’m going to try it this weekend.
Goood one Jacqui! Loved the flavors
Thank you! 🙂
I just tried this tonight Jacqui and it was DELICIOUS! I took some great pictures of it if you are interested in seeing them, let me know. Thanks for sharing the great recipe!
Thanks I’m glad you liked it! I’d love to see the pics!
Yes, it was fantastic! 🙂 Regarding the images, I don’t see a way to send them or upload them here… Let me know! For now, you can see them on my Photography Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TCT.Photography.WA
Great pics! Would you mind if I add them to the post? With a credit back to you, of course. Let me know 🙂
Thank you very much Jacqui! Yes, you can definitely add them! Please let me know a good email address so that I can send you the Hi Res versions. 🙂
Hey! I sent you a message on facebook with my email. Let me know if you got it. Thanks! 🙂
Oh my! I’m so going to make these, wow, yum yum! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Keep smiling 🙂
That’s on my dinner menu!! I love your site, you have some amazing recipes!
Thanks so much!!
Was at the store running through pinterest for a quick recipe that would fit my 5 yr old daughter’s desire for chicken. This recipe really stuck out to me. Not only for its yummy looking pic or simplicity, but for the healthier choice I could share with my family. Thanks so much Jacqui! STILL ON THE 1ST 25min AND SMELLING GREAT!!!
I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for the awesome comment! 🙂
So a total of 50 min?!
About that, or until they’re cooked through, yes.
What would be the time range ,using boneless chicken breast?
Hi Nicole! I would bake at 400F, for 25-30 minutes, or until the juices run clear. The chicken should be 165F on the inside, if you have a kitchen thermometer. Let me know how it goes!
Just made this as written, pretty good!! Next time I will definitely add more spices, i kind of ran out towards the end. House smells soooo good 🙂 thanks.
Delicious. I used the entire amount of seasoning for 6 drumsticks and they were perfect. Mine didn’t take as long to cook, but I’m sure that can vary.
Thanks I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂
How long should I cook for if only making 6 drumsticks?
You should still cook for the entire time.
Making these now and my kitchen smells amazing!!! I added a little rosemary and thyme and I can’t wait to try these! I hope they’re as good as they smell! Thanks for sharing!!
My kitchen smells amazing!!! Can’t wait to eat it!
This was super easy and made my house smell so good. I’am not a cook however; I think I’d have no problems making this for people. It was delicious and can not wait to eat he left overs. Easy and delicious ?.Thanks for sharing.
Sounds great but my family only likes. White meat without skin.. would you please let me know if this would work and need to be modified…
You can definitely do this with chicken breast.
I’m new at cooking. Do I bake on middle rack of oven?
Yes, the middle rack is perfect for these.
Should this be done on a baking sheet or a baking dish? The recipe says baking sheet but the pictures show a baking dish.
You can use either, but the baking sheet will come out more crispy.
Thanks again, much appreciated!?
I made these tonight, did it a little different- I prefer to make a rub by mixing the spices with the oil… but Super Yummy! Getting added to my weeknight dinners for sure:0
Thanks I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂
The chicken was absolutely delicious! Great recipe 🙂
This was easy and,fast. A go,to,recipes for,when I,travel. Love it
Hey, I want to try this recipe. Are you covering the chicken at all or you’re just baking it as is on the sheet. I have A baking glass dish
Hi Ebony, I am not covering the chicken at all. You can definitely do this in a glass baking dish, too! Let me know how it goes 🙂
Can this be done on a bbq? Thanks, sound great!!
Absolutely! This would be great on a bbq! 🙂
Can I use wings too?
Yes this will also work with wings. I usually boil mine in some water and balsamic vinegar for about 15 minutes, then drain them put them on a baking sheet with the seasoning to finish in the oven for another 15-20 minutes. You might want to check out my Garlic Parm Wings.
Great recipe! I’m a super picky chicken eater and was very glad to have come across your recipe as it’s very hard for me to find chicken recipes that I like. I’ve already made it like a dozen of times. I only add two additional ingredients, cumin and old bay. Thank you for sharing 🙂
This looks amazing! Do you leave the skin on the drum sticks or take the skin off?
I usually leave the skins on but you can make them either way!
I actually made it both ways, some with the skin and some without! So yummy! I think I prefer without the skin though.
Made this tonight and it was delicious!! But the skin wasn’t crispy like everyone else is saying. How do I get the skin crispy?
My family loved it!
So easy and so good, my whole family loves this chicken recipe!
Thank you, I’m glad you like it!!