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Ultra-Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks

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  • Author: Honest Cooking
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 drumsticks 1x


Do you love juicy, meaty, finger-licking chicken drumsticks? If the answer is yes (and let’s be honest, if it wasn’t, why would you be reading this), then you’re in luck because we’re about to share our favorite recipe for the absolute crispiest baked chicken drumsticks.


12 chicken drumsticks
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Cooking oil spray

4 1/2 tbsp plain flour

3 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
3 tsp onion powder
5 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder


Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F (180°C fan-forced). Line a tray with foil then place a rack on the tray.
Mix the Seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
Toss the drumsticks in the olive oil. Stretch and pull the skin on each drumsticks to cover as much of the flesh as possible.
Coat a drumstick in the Seasoning then shake the excess off well. Place on the rack. Repeat with remaining drumsticks.
Spray the legs generously with oil.
Bake for 30 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through. Increase the oven to 220°C / 430°F then bake for a further 15 minutes or until the skin is crispy. Serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Category: chicken, main course
  • Method: oven baking
  • Cuisine: American
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