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Simple Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks

These Simple Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks are crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside and can be made in under 30 minutes.  Plus, they only require a few ingredients so they are perfect to make on a busy weeknight.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 283kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 3-4 lbs Chicken Drumsticks skin on
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • ½ cup Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Paprika
  • cup Butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place drumsticks onto a paper towel and pat them dry, then season with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika and mix to combine.
  • In a ziplock bag or large bowl, toss half of the drumsticks and half of the flour mixture together until the chicken is coated. Repeat with the rest of the drumsticks and flour mixture.
  • Place the floured chicken onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and add a ½ tablespoon slice of butter onto the top of each drumstick.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush the melted butter on over the drumsticks. Return to the oven and bake for about 10 more minutes, or until the drumsticks are golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the drumsticks from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!



Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg