Simple Chicken Drumsticks

I was in the mood for a simple chicken dinner. I found a package of drumsticks in my freezer and decided to season them very simply, pan cook them for a few minutes, then finish cooking them in the oven. They were so basic to prepare, smelled amazing while they cooked, and tasted great. Sometimes it’s nice to make simple food instead of fancy rubs, marinades, and cooking techniques. I served these drumsticks with Garlic Rice and a delicious chopped salad. The whole meal was a hit with my entire family – I love that.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat a large OVEN PROOF skillet, coated in cooking spray, over medium high heat. Pat the chicken down with paper towels to remove any moisture. Sprinkle the sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika evenly over both sides of the chicken drumsticks.

Place into the HOT skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the chicken over then place into the oven uncovered. Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from the oven and serve. Enjoy.

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Simple Chicken Drumsticks

Yield: 4 +

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 35 min.

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
8 chicken drumsticks
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Onion powder, to taste
Paprika, to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat a large OVEN PROOF skillet, coated in cooking spray, over medium high heat. Pat the chicken down with paper towels to remove any moisture. Sprinkle the sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika evenly over both sides of the chicken drumsticks. Place into the HOT skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the chicken over then place into the oven uncovered.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from the oven and serve. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

 

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13 Responses to “Simple Chicken Drumsticks”

  1. 1

    Angie@Angie's Recipes — November 13, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

    Fingerlickingly delicious!

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    Kris — November 13, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    Sometime the simplest things taste the best!
    : ) Kris

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    Jenn — November 14, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    A great reminder that all delicious things that come out of the kitchen don’t need to take a long time or have a lot of ingredients!!

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    Katie C. — November 14, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    Looks good. Do you use a non-stick skillet?

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    • Pam replied: — November 14th, 2013 @ 8:21 am

      I used an OVEN PROOF Dutch oven. I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Pam

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — November 14, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Drumsticks are my favorite, loving this recipe!

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    Jennifurla — November 14, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    Simply yummy if you ask me.

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    Joanne — November 14, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    Simple can definitely be fabulous! Perfect weeknight meal, right here.

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    Marjie — November 14, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    My oldest sons love drumsticks because it’s a dandy excuse to eat with their hands. My youngest fussbudget, who is always sloppy in his eating, refuses to pick up his drumsticks. Go figure. I love a good drumstick prepared like this, without fuss.

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — November 14, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    Simple sometimes is the best. These drumsticks look delicious.

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — November 16, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    I’m always looking for new chicken recipes. This sounds perfect! Love the simplicity of this Pam!

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    Chris — November 23, 2013 @ 6:27 am

    Those look good Pam. Simple or not, my son would devour these. He’s a leg eatin’ fool.

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    Shawna — August 25, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    Perfect, this is just what I was looking for. I’ve got drumsticks and no motivation to make anything fancy! Thank you!

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