Best Roast Chicken Drumsticks


We are a house divided. One son loves chicken, and the other does, as long as it's beef. But we can all agree as long as the food is flavorful and cooked right we're all in. So I mixed up a batch of special seasoning and doused the drumsticks with it and a bit of oil. I popped them in a hot oven, and the result was the Best Roast Chicken Drumsticks. Each bite of this juicy and crispy chicken exploded with flavor. I made extra for lunch the next day. And even my beef loving son loved these.


Ingredients for Best Roast Chicken Drumsticks:


5-6 pounds chicken drumsticks

5 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoon smoked paprika

3 teaspoons onion powder

3 teaspoons garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon hot paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the spice mix in advance.


Let's see what we need.

We're ready to cook.



Mix the spices together.


Combine the chicken with the spice mixture and oil. Transfer the drumsticks to two sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Roast in a preheated 425-degree oven for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces. The chicken will be brown and crispy when done.


They're ready! Best Roast Chicken Drumsticks are so delicious. They're full of flavor, everyone loves them, leftovers are fantastic, and they're easy to prepare. This meal is a winner winner chicken dinner.


Best Roast Chicken Drumsticks:


  • 5-6 pounds chicken drumsticks

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 3 teaspoons onion powder

  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Mix the spices together. Combine the chicken with the spice mixture and oil. Transfer the drumsticks to two sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Roast in a preheated 425-degree oven for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces. The chicken will be brown and crispy when done.

  • Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the spice mix in advance.


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