17 Best Chicken Drumstick Recipes

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Are you looking for a new quick-to-prepare dinner idea? Then, you’ve come to the right place because we gathered over 17 best chicken drumstick recipes for you to try. Cooking chicken drumsticks is a breeze, and you can whip up great chicken dinner dishes in such a short time. 

best chicken drumstick recipes

Chicken meat is cooked quickly and can be paired with many side dishes for a complete and filling meal.

Chicken drumsticks are loved by the whole family because they tend to be super juicy, succulent, and depending on the preparation method the skin is super crispy and delicious.

We share with you 17 ways in which you can prepare chicken legs. This way, you will never run out of ideas when cooking chicken legs.

What Spices Pair Well With Chicken?

  • Chicken Seasoning– a delicious spice blend that pairs perfectly with chicken.
  • Paprika or Smoked Paprika – It is often used in Chicken Recipes because it adds extra flavor and offers a beautiful color. With garlic, paprika can turn a simple chicken recipe into a delicacy.
  • Garlic Powder or Fresh Garlic – Garlic has a unique flavor that we are all familiar with. It has a little strong and spicy aroma while fresh, but it loses that aroma and leaves a distinct pleasant aroma when cooked. The combination of paprika and garlic in practically any roasted or baked chicken dish is the foundation of almost any chicken dish.
  • Coriander – It is recommended to add coriander leaves before the chicken is placed in the oven. This will spread the flavor throughout the preparation and harmonize with the other spices.
  • Parsley – The parsley has a flavor that is both refreshing and aromatic. It goes well with practically any chicken dish and may be combined with several additional spices. Other herbs, such as dill or basil, can also be utilized.
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Thyme
  • Dried Rosemary

Chicken Drumstick Recipes

Easy Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken

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Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken is packed with tons of delicious and fresh flavors. Extremely easy to whip up in just 30 minutes enjoy this tender and juicy lemon chicken with your entire family.
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Crockpot Keto Bacon Wrapped Drumsticks

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What do you get when you combine a homemade dry rub with chicken drumsticks and bacon? You get this easy and awesome crockpot keto bacon wrapped drumsticks recipe that I think you will love!
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Keto Chicken Drumsticks

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Keto Chicken Drumsticks are a family-friendly favorite that I turn to again and again! The zingy marinade has just a handful of ingredients and delivers moist and flavorful chicken every time. 
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Keto Teriyaki Chicken Legs

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This keto teriyaki chicken legs recipe uses a delicious low carb friendly homemade teriyaki sauce.  I give instructions for baked, slow cooker, or Instant Pot.
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Low Carb Sweet Glazed Chicken Drumstick

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This Low Carb Sweet Glazed Chicken Drumstick recipe is an easy chicken dinner and is only 3 net carbs per serving, making it keto-friendly too.
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Keto Jerk Chicken

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This low carb jerk chicken is a classic Jamaican restaurant-style dish made with juicy chicken thighs and the marinade with all the healthy seasonings and spices which is perfect for a cozy dinner.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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One of my favorite meals before I was keto was Sweet and Sour Chicken! What’s not to love about Sweet and Sour Chicken? It is a flavor bomb of goodness!
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Smoked Buffalo Drumsticks

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These Smoked Drumsticks are smoked until perfectly tender then tossed in a tangy buffalo sauce! Ready in 30 minutes and a major crowd pleaser!
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Orange Dijon Chicken

This Whole30-friendly Orange Dijon Chicken recipe only requires five ingredients and the whole family will love it! You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen and pantry already!
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Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Drumsticks

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Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Drumsticks – a simple, flavorful and healthy dinner recipe! Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, low carb, clean eating.
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Keto BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

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An easy keto and low carb friendly approach to getting crispy, flavorful, BBQ chicken drumsticks without having to use a fryer!
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Easy 5-Ingredient Baked Chicken Drumsticks

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Looking for an easy recipe for baked chicken drumsticks? These deliciously juicy drumsticks are coated with a simple seasoning mix and only take about 5 minutes to prep and drop in the oven.
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Keto Chicken Drumsticks (In Oven or On the Grill)

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Chicken drumsticks (chicken legs) are a budget friendly meat that are great for a variety of lifestyles like keto, paleo, and gluten free. These keto chicken drumsticks are low calorie, low fat, dairy free, and nearly zero carb. 
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Chicken Drumsticks and Mushrooms

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This Chicken Drumsticks and Mushrooms recipe is a crispy fried chicken main dish that the whole family will love. It’s gluten-free and made with all-natural ingredients. So, it’s perfect for anyone on a diet, especially those on strict keto and paleo diets.
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Creamy Baked Chicken Legs

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Creamy Baked Chicken legs are Low Carb, Keto Friendly, and full of flavor. This makes wonderful leftovers and tastes even better the following day.
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Air-Fryer Crispy Curry Drumsticks

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These air-fryer chicken drumsticks are flavorful, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Sometimes I'll add some red pepper flakes in addition to the curry powder if I want to spice them up a bit. I like to serve them with chicken-seasoned rice and boiled broccoli
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Crispy Southern Style Keto Fried Chicken

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his keto fried chicken delivers the delicious crispy golden-brown breading that you love combined with juicy tender meat on the inside.
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17 Best Chicken Drumstick Recipes

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Yelds 8 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Are you looking for a new quick-to-prepare dinner idea? Then, you've come to the right place because we gathered over 17 best chicken drumstick recipes for you to try. Cooking chicken drumsticks is a breeze, and you can whip up great chicken dinner dishes in such a short time. 
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  • 8 chicken drumsticks ~2 lb
  • 3 tbsp melted butter unsalted
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F/ 220°C. Line a baking sheet with foil and place an oven safe rack on top.
  • Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels and place them in a bowl. Add the butter, seasonings, and toss to coat.
  • Bake the chicken legs in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F/ 74C or higher
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken drumsticks
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