Baked Chicken Drumsticks

This juicy chicken is rubbed with delicious homemade chicken seasoning and baked in the oven.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, chicken, chicken drumsticks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 (10-12 drumsticks)
Calories 404 kcal



  • 4 lbs chicken drumstick (10-12 drumsticks)

Chicken Seasoning:

  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (can use regular paprika)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
US Customary - Metric


Chicken Seasoning:

  1. Combine chicken seasoning ingredients in a small jar with a lid. Close the lid and shake it well to combine.


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place chicken drumsticks into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle seasoning all over the chicken. Mix chicken and seasoning until all the drumsticks are evenly coated. 

  3. Lay out drumsticks onto the parchment paper, leaving a little bit of room in between each piece. 

  4. Bake chicken drumsticks at 425° for 25 minutes, flip each piece over and bake for another 10-15 minutes. (Exact baking time will depend on the size of drumsticks.)

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 224mg75%
Sodium 1420mg62%
Potassium 612mg17%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.