If there’s one meal I can say is both easy and cheap it’s definitely these baked chicken drumsticks. Honestly, this is one of my children’s favorite meals and it is tasty! I got a pack of drumsticks for $3.66! That’s a perfect simple living recipe entree!
Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks
All you need to do is pre-heat your oven, place your drumsticks in a baking dish, season, and bake. There’s hardly any prep! It’s a perfect weeknight meal, and also a good meal if you’re just beginning to teach your kids how to cook.
How long to cook chicken legs in the oven at 350?
If you’re cooking these chicken drumsticks in your oven at 350, you’ll want to cook them for 70 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time.
If you’re in a bigger rush, you can cook the drumsticks at 425 degrees for 50 minutes, turning once halfway through. You can always check for doneness with a meat thermometer. Make sure your poultry is at least 165 degrees F.
Chicken Drumsticks Marinade
Let’s talk seasonings. You can use whatever you like. Garlic powder,onion powder, seasoned salt, whatever. My personal favorite is garlic salt and McCormick’s Montreal chicken seasoning. No, I wasn’t paid to say that. I just really like that seasoning!
I also love to use the Lawry’s marinades on my chicken drumsticks. Just pour the marinade over the drumsticks and let rest for at least 30 minutes before cooking. Lemon pepper is our favorite!
Do you cover drumsticks in the oven?
I never cover my drumsticks while baking. I want the skin to get nice and crispy.
Serve these with mashed potatoes and veggies for a quick meal. If your five year old and three year old are wrestling in the living room and your one year old is hanging off of your leg screaming, it’s okay to use instant mashed potatoes and a bag of veggies steamed in the microwave. I won’t tell anyone. 🙂
These would also be delicious with macaroni and cheese! Oh, and if you save the bones you can make your own chicken broth with them, too!
We like to eat ours with barbecue sauce, too. How do you like baked chicken drumsticks?
You’ll also want to try:
- I package chicken drumsticks
- Favorite seasonings or marinade (some suggestions: garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, McCormick Montreal Chicken Seasoning, etc.)
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place chicken drumsticks in a baking dish.
- Season with your favorite seasonings.
- Turn with tongs and season the other side of the drumsticks.
- Bake for 50 minutes turning halfway through.
- Serve with barbecue sauce if desired.