How to make Baked Chicken Drumstick?


What are Baked Chicken Drumsticks?

Baked Chicken Drumsticks : Looking for that juicy chicken leg are you? Look no further, this quick and easy, spicy Baked Chicken drumstick will do wonders to your appetite and your menu. Packed with protein, a low carb dir, perfect for a healthy evening meal.Baking them in the oven gives them the crispiness and the healthy option we seek.

How to make Baked Chicken Drumstick?
How to make Baked Chicken Drumstick?

The no fuss recipe

A quick & easy, no fuss recipe, perfect for busting up the usual chicken routine, so I mixed all the ingredients, rolled the cleaned chicken drumsticks into the masala/marinade, placed it in a ziplock bag & set it in the fridge, while I went about getting that DIY project I had planned for the weekend.

After a few hours took it out of the refrigerator & placed it in the oven & Lo! the chicken drumsticks are piping hot & ready to be savored…all good after a good day’s work. More DIY projects ?? I say, bring it on !  🙂

How to make Baked Chicken Drumsticks?



Recipe by Maya Shetty
Course: CHICKEN -DRY PREPARATION, CHICKEN DISHES, FOODCuisine: Indian, International
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  • 8 -10 Chicken Drumsticks with skin or you can skin it before coating with marinade, some prefer to leave it on, once it’s baked it’s easier to peel it off like socks they say, either way your preference

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Red Chili powder

  • 1 tbsp Pepper Powder

  • 1 tsp Cumin powder (Jeera)

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp Garam masala

  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste

  • 1 tsp Soy sauce

  • Salt

  • 1 tbsp Lime juice


  • Mix all the ingredients together & coat the cleaned chicken drumsticks in the mixed masala/marinade.
  • Pour the contents into a ziplock bag & place it in a tray & leave it in the refrigerator for a few hours ( minimum 4 hours , maximum overnight)
  • Let the chicken absorb the marinade flavor well & mix with the juices ( one might even poke the chicken with the fork, to let the juices seep in well)
  • Now forget all about it & go on with your daily routine, unless you are very hungry & have not planned your meal right, there is no need to disturb the marinating chicken.
  • When you & the chicken are ready after a few hours, preheat oven at 350 degrees for 8- 10 minutes, while you place the marinated chicken on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil & coated with cooking oil .
  • Now gently place the chicken drumsticks one by one making sure there is enough space between each piece.
  • Place it in the oven & let it bake for 10- 15 minutes , when it’s brown & crusty on one side gently pull the tray out & turn the chicken side over, using tongs & place it back in the oven for another 10- 12 minutes. At this point , you might want to baste the chicken with the left over marinade if any, for added flavor, before placing it in the second time.
  • When the other side is baked & crusty, pull the tray out of the oven, wrap the bone in foil, serve hot with a squeeze of lemon on top.


  • 1.For those of us, who prefer their chicken glazed, you can use honey in the mix too, to glaze the chicken when it comes out of the oven, either way it tastes yummy  🙂
  • 2.The soy sauce was added to just give a twist to the regular recipe, you can skip it if you prefer it soy- less !

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories174
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10g 16%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 93mg 31%
  • Sodium 195mg 9%
  • Potassium 282mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 18g 36%

  • Vitamin A 20%
  • Vitamin C 1%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 6%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

A very easy recipe, anyone can do it. What’s more everyone gets a chicken leg? If you hav a large family with many kids and everyone is wanting to have the chicken leg, try this recipe to keep the peace 🙂

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