How to Cook Delicious Drumsticks

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 Drumsticks are a popular and budget-friendly cut of chicken that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Whether you're grilling, baking, or frying, drumsticks are a versatile ingredient that can be flavored and seasoned to your liking.

Delicious Drumsticks


  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika

Step-by-Step Guide:

Follow these simple steps to make delicious drumsticks:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  3. Place the drumsticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Brush the seasoning mixture onto the drumsticks, making sure to coat them evenly.
  5. Bake the drumsticks in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove the drumsticks from the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Pros and Cons:

Here are some advantages and disadvantages of cooking drumsticks:

Easy to cookCan be high in fat and calories
Budget-friendlyCan be dry if overcooked
Versatile ingredientCan be messy to eat


Q: What are some other ways to cook drumsticks?

A: Drumsticks can also be grilled, fried, or cooked in a slow cooker.

Q: Can I marinate drumsticks before cooking them?

A: Yes, you can marinate drumsticks for a few hours or overnight to infuse them with flavor.

Q: How do I know when drumsticks are cooked?

A: The internal temperature of the drumsticks should reach 165°F (74°C) when they are cooked.

Q: Can I use boneless chicken thighs instead of drumsticks?

A: Yes, boneless chicken thighs can be used as a substitute for drumsticks in most recipes.