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Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

These Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks with dry rub is a perfect chicken recipe for dinner and entertaining, it only requires 5 ingredients. It is quick and simple to make. Enjoy these easy baked drumsticks other side dishes of choice and it is also great with salad too.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 5
Calories 221 kcal


  • baking tray, oven


  • 2.2 lb Chicken drumsticks between 10 to 12 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder optional
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • salt or according to preference
  • black pepper


  • Preheat the oven at 200C/400F then line a baking tray with a parchement baking paper or an aluminium foil.
  • Pat chicken dry with a kitchen paper towel (this is an important step you shouldn’t skip for crispy skin)
  • To a small mixing bowl, add smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, mixed herbs, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper and mix to combine.
  • Add the chicken drumsticks to a large bowl or large Ziploc, pour over the dry rub then rub the spices into the chicken drumsticks ensuring you coat it well.
  • Arrange the chicken drumsticks on a single layer on a lined baking sheet (if using alluminium fo, spary sparingly with cooking spray so that the chicken does not stick)
    Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden bown and cooked through. (the best way to check the doneness of chicken is by using an instant meat thermometer. the internal temperature of cooked chicken should register 165F/74C)
    Rest the chicken for 5 minutes before serving with any other side of choice.


  • Use any chicken parts of choice and adjust cooking time or simply cook according to the instructions on the chicken package.
  • There is no need to wash the chicken 


Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 350mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 902IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

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