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Garlic Butter Drumsticks Recipe

These baked Garlic Butter Drumsticks are nice and crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside and super quick to throw together.  They are perfect for an easy appetizer or even served as a main course for a simple family-friendly weeknight dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 229kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


Drumstick Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs Drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper

Garlic Parmesan Coating

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter room temperature
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • ½- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Parsley chopped for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Remove drumsticks from their package, gently pat them dry with a paper towel and place into a baking dish. Season all sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the drumsticks in a couple tablespoons of avocado oil. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper and combine again.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and a digital thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of the drumstick.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, garlic powder, crushed red pepper freshly chopped parsely, and parmesan cheese.
  • Coat the drumsticks in the garlic butter sauce. Let rest for 10 minutes, then garnish with more chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy!



Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg