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21 Simple Chicken Drumstick Recipes

Updated September 22, 2017

Whether you call 'em chicken drumsticks or chicken legs, you know the whole gang is going to love when you make any of these for dinner. These recipes are perfect for busy weeknight dinners or when you want to serve up a dish that everyone will love. From baked chicken drumstick recipes to drumsticks on the stovetop, you'll find a dish here to suit any occasion.

Watch our recipe video for Sweet Tea Fried Chicken, below, for a delicious and easy recipe!

Baked Chicken Drumstick Recipes

If you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner option, let your oven do the work! You're going to love these baked chicken drumstick recipes because they're easy and packed with flavor. For those folks who love a bit of kick with their dinner, try our Spicy Drumsticks. And for those who love sticky fingers you can lick once you're done, our Honey Garlic Drumsticks are right up your alley. Which of these chicken leg recipes do you plan on serving up tonight?

Stovetop Chicken Drumstick Recipes

Fire up the stove, 'cause these chicken drumstick recipes are ready to be cooked right on the stovetop! For a fancy, savory meal, try our Wine-Glazed Chicken. Or for something a little more down-home classic, try our Countryside Chicken! Cooking chicken drumsticks has never been easier now that you've got these tasty chicken leg recipes on hand. The only problem you might find yourself with is not having any leftovers to enjoy tomorrow!

Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Fried chicken is tasty, but sometimes you just don't want all the fat and calories of classic fried chicken recipes. That's where lighter oven-fried chicken recipes come into play. Because these recipes use the oven, they avoid all the oil and unhealthy fats of traditional fried chicken. But they still have all the crispy, crunchy taste and texture that you love, which makes them real winners in our book. Try our Healthy Oven-Fried Drumsticks for tons of crunch without any guilt! 

Oven BBQ Chicken Drumstick Recipes

Everyone loves the taste of barbecue, and sometimes you just don't want to wait for the warm days of summer to enjoy that barbecue-on-the-grill taste. Well, with these oven barbecued chicken recipes, you can get that classic BBQ taste without the grill! Just pop these delicious barbecued chicken drumsticks in the oven and enjoy. They'll be an instant hit that'll bring the sweet, smoky taste of barbecue to your kitchen table any time of the year. 

More Ways for Cooking Chicken Drumsticks

Okay, we'll admit it: we all have those days when we're feeling just a bit too worn out after a long day to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy a plate stacked with chicken legs! Below, you'll find some extra-quick and easy chicken drumstick recipes that you can throw-together in no time. Our Hot 'n' Spicy Chicken Dinner is a simple chicken drumstick recipe you can make in the microwave! Or let your slow cooker do all the work with our Creamy Chicken and Rice

If you're a fan of dark meat chicken, be sure to check out our collection of easy meals with chicken thighs or if you prefer white meat, check out our favorite chicken breast recipes.

And check out this quick video with step-by-step instructions on how to cut up a whole chicken!

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I love drumsticks, so these are perfect for me! My favorite cut of chicken to buy.

I buy drumsticks in large bulk packages because it's all my kids eat. I bring them home, separate them, bag them and freeze them. Roasted drumsticks got boring, so I am so excited to see all of these new options!

I love drumsticks and especially love when I can just stick them in the oven to bake. Definitely going to try some of these recipes!

Who wouldn't want one of these recipes?! I always see chicken drumsticks on sale at my grocery store, now I will have plenty of recipes to make with them.

Everything made me hungry.

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