Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks

5.0 from 2 reviews
Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks
Recipe type: Chicken
Serves: 8
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This is the most simple oven fried chicken recipe ever made. Sheet pan, some seasonings, butter and chicken drumsticks. All the basic food groups. This recipe is one of my favorites because the meat is really juicy and tender and the skin is crunchy, perfect!
  • 20 to 24 chicken drumsticks
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning (or 1 tsp sage, 1 tsp thyme)
  • ½ cup butter
  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a food storage bag, combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika, curry powder, and poultry seasoning. Shake to mix.
  3. Line 2 13x9-inch pans with heavy duty foil. Place ¼ cup butter in each pan. Place pans in oven to melt butter. (Be careful not to let your butter burn!)
  4. Coat chicken with seasoned flour mixture, shaking about 3 legs at a time in the bag. Place chicken in prepared pans in the melted butter.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Turn over and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until tender and nicely browned.
I also like to add a splash of Tobasco to each one when I get them in the pan but that's optional.


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3 Responses to Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks

  1. Victoria Rivas July 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    This was the best easy recipe ever for chicken legs, thank you.

  2. Bonnie L. Spielman September 5, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    This was the easiest, tastiest, no muss, no fuss oven fried chicken. I loved it. I didn’t have curry powder so I used Magic Dust in place of it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


  1. Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks By Joshua Trent #Recipe - May 17, 2013

    […] The other great thing about these Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks? Easy clean up! Because you line your cookie sheet with heavy duty tin foil, all you have to do after dinner is toss the foil and put your cookie sheet back in the cupboard.  I have adapted Joshua’s recipe just a bit.  I only use 12 drumsticks, and I use 1/2 cup of melted butter for 12 drumsticks. You can compare my version with his recipe here JOSHUA TRENT’S OVEN FRIED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS. […]

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