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



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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).

  • 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

170 calories; 9.2 g total fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 213 mg sodium. 0.6 g carbohydrates; 20.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
I made it follow some of the Recipe and added some of my spices. It came out delicious my husband loves it and I love it also will do it again for guest next time Read More
Rating: 5 stars
made it per recipe. great flavor for such a simple meal. love it. sorry I forgot to take a photo. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I made this for dinner the other night and while I thought it was good I'd make a few changes. One I would use more of the seasoning in fact I would double it. Second I think I will coat the chicken in oil put it on the baking sheet and then sprinkle the spice mixture on top. Oh and it took my chicken 45 mins to cook not 25. Read More