Baked Cajun Chicken Drumsticks


Cajun spiced drumsticks that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. This recipe is simple to prepare with minimal clean up.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 drumsticks


  • 8 chicken drumsticks

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon oregano

  • ½ teaspoon basil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Place chicken in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Drizzle vegetable oil over the chicken. Seal the bag and massage the oil into the chicken.

  3. Combine paprika, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, thyme, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Mix until evenly combined. Pour spice mixture into the bag with the chicken. Seal the bag and toss to coat.

  4. Transfer drumsticks to the prepared baking sheet, discarding the plastic bag.

  5. Bake until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  6. For extra crispy skin, set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Broil chicken for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
9g Fat
1g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 192mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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