Quick and easy to make chicken drumsticks for the whole family!
prep time 10mins
cook time 45mins
total time 55mins
author: Salt & Baker
12chicken drumstickspatted dry with paper towels (keep skin on)
1/4 cupall purpose flour
olive oilfor spritzing
Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place a baking rack overtop of the baking sheet, lightly spray the wire rack with cooking spray. If you don’t have one, spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large ziplock bag combine the flour,cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, basil, thyme, oregano, and salt and pepper. Shake to combine the ingredients.
Place 2 drumsticks in the bag, seal, and shake to coat. Once the drumsticks are coated with flour remove from the bag and transfer to the wire rack.
Continue adding drumsticks to the bag, 2 at a time, until all are covered in the flour mixture. Spritz the drumsticks with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 20 minutes and then turn them over. Continue baking for an additional 20 minutes. Broil for 3-4 minutes or until the tops have browned. *
Bake until meat reaches 185°F. Remove from the oven and serve plain or with your favorite barbecue sauce.
*Broiling is optional. I like to do it to add the extra crisp and toasty exterior. Just be mindful of the chicken and watch it carefully so that it doesn't burn.You can replace the garlic powder with garlic salt. Just keep in mind the breading will be much saltier. If you choose to go this route I suggest reducing the amount of salt added to only 1/2 to 1 tsp or so.Have fun with the seasonings! Add more or less and feel free to substitute different herbs.