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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 drumsticks
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Ingredients

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

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

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  • 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 41% DV; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 66mg 22% DV; sodium 213.1mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2020
So easy to make, easy clean up, and best of all, it tastes GREAT!!! This is now our "go to" chicken recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2019
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
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9 Ratings
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2019
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
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2020
So easy to make, easy clean up, and best of all, it tastes GREAT!!! This is now our "go to" chicken recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2019
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
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2020
Easy, tasty and inexpensive. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2020
This turned out so flavourful with all.of the recipes. My husband loved it and it cooked through to perfection. So to prep and make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2019
made it per recipe. great flavor for such a simple meal. love it. sorry I forgot to take a photo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2020
We really loved the spicy flavor of these drumsticks! It was good to change it up from the traditional recipes I usually use. I did have to bake these for much longer than the recipe dictates, but possibly due to the fact that they were very meaty drumsticks. Great with an orzo/rice pilaf and glazed carrots. Read More
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