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

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10 mins
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8 drumsticks


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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; protein 20.2g; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 66mg; sodium 213.1mg. Full Nutrition