Cajun Chicken Drumsticks


These chicken drumsticks are packed with flavor yet they are easy to prepare. The addition of baking powder will help crisp up the skin. I prefer to make my own Cajun spice mix but feel free to use store-bought Cajun mix.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • aluminum foil

  • 6 chicken drumsticks

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.

  2. Pat drumsticks with paper towels until dry.

  3. Combine baking powder, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, thyme, oregano, cumin and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Add melted butter and stir until combined. Add drumsticks and toss until fully coated. Place drumsticks into the prepared baking pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until drumsticks are no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

To achieve a darker char, place drumsticks under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes after baking.

Instead of lining with aluminum foil you can spray the baking pan with nonstick spray.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

573 Calories
35g Fat
2g Carbs
61g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 573
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 244mg 81%
Sodium 1030mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 570mg 12%

* 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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