Easy but tasty oven-baked drumsticks sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. An overnight marinade makes this chicken practically fall off the bone. If you don't have time to make this ahead, you could make it in 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Lizeth Gonzalez-Stewart


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, oregano, parsley, and pepper in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Add chicken drumsticks; turn to coat evenly. Seal bag, squeezing out all the air.

  • Let chicken marinate in the refrigerator, at least 2 hours and preferably overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Let chicken come to room temperature, about 25 minutes. Arrange on the baking sheet.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until browned, about 25 minutes. Flip chicken and baste with juices; continue cooking until browned on the second side, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  • Cover chicken with aluminum foil. Let stand before serving, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; 10.1 g total fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 81 mg sodium. 1.4 g carbohydrates; 23.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Oh my gosh. This dish was amazing but I did make some changes. I followed the recipe but I used the zest and juice of two limes and I also added 1 heaping teaspoon of fresh minced garlic 1 teaspoon of paprika and 1 teaspoon of salt. In addition I added 2 tbsp of fresh chopped cilantro and that made the dish. I served it with rice and fresh green beans and it all turned out perfectly. On the cooking time I used my convection oven and baked them at 400 for 30 minutes. Tented them with foil and let them sit for 10 minutes they were super juicy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good and easy to make. Only difference I made is added a little more lime juice to make the flavor stand out Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this and marinaded for just a couple of hours and it was so so yummy! I followed the recipe as far as a lot of the spices but instead of chili powder I used Valentina Chili Lime powder. I used a 1/3c. of the oil 3 chunks from a garlic clove (minced) 1 tsp. of paprika 1 tsp. of salt and I zested and squeezed (and got as much out of as I could insides and all) 2 limes. When I put the chicken on a foiled pan I scooped out all those good hunks and chunks of stuff from the bag and spooned on top! That s where all your flavor is! I used the same temperature and cooked them until they almost looked like they were going to maybe burn and then broiled on high for 3 minutes so they looked roasted and crispy!! Made easy elotes for the side and it was Aaah-mazing!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made this last night. Added extra lemon juice paprika garlic salt and chopped garlic. Did not have onion powder. Turned out great; however would probably decrease cook time and end with broil to crisp up the skin on the drumsticks. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
It might be just my taste buds but this was a disappointment. I will say that the seasoning definitely seasoned the chicken though. My husband said he like it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this several times. Very tasty crowd-pleaser in a house of picky eaters! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I doubled the marinade only used 2 tbsps oil used fresh garlic for the powder and I barbequed my chicken it ws very tasty! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We liked this! I did add some salt to the marinade as a personal preference. We didn't get a strong lime flavor so next time I think I'll add some of the lime zest as well. This was tasty and I will be making it again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I didn't have onion powder so I substituted marjoram. I used this recipe on a whole chicken and it worked perfectly. The meat was super moist and delicious. Read More