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Healthy Baked Drumsticks Recipe

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Fried chicken drumsticks are a popular food for many, especially in the summertime where they make an appearance at all sorts of picnics and potlucks. Avoid the excess oil and calories by making a healthy baked version.


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June 12, 2017

Upcoming party potluck? This is my go to recipe. It is healthier than fried chicken, since it is baked!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 16 pieces (depending on your package of drumsticks)


  • 1 pkg chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 bundle thyme
  • 2 stem green onion (optional)


  1. Open package of drumsticks and clean the drumsticks with water and salt. Pat dry.
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  3. In a bowl, put all your dried ingredients together (pepper, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, sugar, and thyme). Mix.
  4. Place your drumsticks in a bowl and rub with the seasoning and allow to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Turn on oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken on the foil tray and drizzle olive oil on the drumsticks and bake for 20 minutes per side.
  6. Optional: Wash and green onion, dice finely to garnish.
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