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The Art of Drummies - Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks

by DrDan at 101 Cooking for Two September-9-2012

How to cook chicken drumsticks in the oven? This is about as easy as a recipe can get. Just wash, dry, spice and cook in a high oven. Then you will have crispy goodness for the family.

Scale to the size you need


  • 5-6 Chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 7:2:1 or 7:2:2 seasoning (or kosher salt and pepper)


1) Preheat oven to 425 convection. Wash drumsticks under running water and pat dry with paper towels. Trim of any extra skin and any loose joint pieces.

2) Spice to taste. A light sprinkling of my 7:2:1 seasoning is great. If you don't have that, mix 1 T kosher salt, 1 t pepper and optionally 1/2 t garlic powder (granulated preferred) and 1/4 tsp Cayenne (skip for little ones)

3) Placed on a prepared cooking pan with the thicker part of the drumstick to the outside. I usually line with aluminum foil to help cleanup. A rack elevates the chicken to help all sides cook evenly. You can do it without the rack but better with. Of course, a heavy spray of PAM on the rack or foil.

4) Cook to 185 plus internal temp. DO NOT STOP SHORT of 185. About 35 minutes in my oven. Let set for 10 minutes before serving. They are way too hot to eat right away and will be better after a rest.


Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 45 mins Yield: 5-6 drumsticks