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Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Jennie Duncan
These Chicken Drumsticks Recipe are a classic. Simple to make and budget friendly. I use a few seasonings and marinate overnight. They come out perfect each time.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
marinate 10 hrs
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 drumsticks
Calories 234 kcal


  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Add chicken drumsticks into a large freezer bag. 
  • Place oil and Worcestershire sauce in a mixing bowl. Whisk in all remaining ingredients. Pour this over your chicken. Marinate overnight for best results or cook immediately.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a dish with aluminum foil. Pour chicken into the dish and bake for 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked. Time will vary deepening on the size of your chicken. Check on smaller chicken drumsticks around 20 minutes. 


How long to cook Chicken Drumsticks Recipe:

I cooked mine for  30-40 minutes. Time will vary depending on the size of your chicken. My chicken was very thick and needed the extra time. If you are cooking smaller chicken drumsticks then you will want to check on them around 20-30 minutes. Use a kitchen thermometer to make sure they are at a safe temperature before serving.

Can I use frozen drumsticks?

Frozen drumsticks are fine to use, as long as you thaw them out. So ideally no, you do not want to use frozen drumsticks.
If they thaw during the baking your seasoning and sauce will get watered down and result in your chicken not being as flavorful. I prefer to use fresh drumsticks for this.
If frozen drumsticks are the only thing you have, make sure they are fully thawed and then pat them dry to remove and excess water.


Serving: 1drumstickCalories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 13gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 390mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 94IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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