Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks

Yet another reason for me to buy drumsticks…

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would know by now how much I adore easy breezy recipes. Who wouldn’t ??? Many times I have felt that you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen nor you need a pile of ingredients to make some tasty food. Just a few ingredients can do real wonders. I believe the saying “life is simple, we just make it complicated” can be applied to cooking as well. Sometimes, we make a big deal out of cooking and we miss out all the fun.

So, guys take it easy and be creative in your kitchen. Before you know, your taste buds will admire you and embrace you.

The other day, when I had to cook drumsticks, I had only one intention and that was to not repeat any of the dishes that I had already made. It was quite a tough call, but I accepted it whole-heartedly. I ended up making baked parmesan chicken drumsticks which was not only easy to make but also tasted delicious.

Don’t hesitate to try out new dishes, your inner self will appreciate you and you’ll feel happy.

Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients

  • Chicken Drumsticks- 12
  • Ground pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Bread crumbs- 1/4 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated- 1/4 cup
  • Chili powder or Paprika- 1/2 tsp
  • Dried Oregano- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste ( don’t add too much as parmesan cheese has salt in it)
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instruction

  1. Clean the chicken drumstick under running water, you could use skin on or remove the skin according to your preference.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground pepper, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, chili powder, dried oregano and salt.
  3. Put the cheese mixture into a ziploc bag.
  4. Put the chicken drumsticks into the bag and shake it for sometime till the drumsticks are evenly coated with the cheese mix.
  5. If you don’t have a ziploc bag, you could just roll each chicken drumstick on the cheese mix and coat it evenly.
  6. Let it stand for 1o minutes.
  7. Pre heat the oven to 400 F or 204 degree Celsius.
  8. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Place the drumsticks without crowding them.
  10. Spray each drumsticks with non-stick cooking spray.
  11. Bake for total 30 minutes or until drumsticks turn golden brown in color.
  12. After the initial 15 minutes of baking, flip over the drumsticks to the other side and if needed spray some more oil on it.
  13. And then, bake for the remaining 15 more minutes.
  14. Remove from the oven and serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce or salad on the side.

Tips:

  • You could use boneless chicken breasts instead of drumsticks.

 

Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • Chicken Drumsticks- 12
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Bread crumbs- ¼ cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated- ¼ cup
  • Chili powder or Paprika- ½ tsp
  • Dried Oregano- 1½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste ( don't add too much as parmesan cheese has salt in it)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Clean the chicken drumstick under running water, you could use skin on or remove the skin according to your preference.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground pepper, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, chili powder, dried oregano and salt.
  3. Put the cheese mixture into a ziploc bag.
  4. Put the chicken drumsticks into the bag and shake it for sometime till the drumsticks are evenly coated with the cheese mix.
  5. If you don't have a ziploc bag, you could just roll each chicken drumstick on the cheese mix and coat it evenly.
  6. Let it stand for 1o minutes.
  7. Pre heat the oven to 400 For 204 degree Celsius.
  8. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Place the drumsticks without crowding them.
  10. Spray each drumsticks with non-stick cooking spray.
  11. Bake for total 30 minutes or until drumsticks turn golden brown in color.
  12. After the initial 15 minutes of baking, flip over the drumsticks to the other side and if needed spray some more oil on it.
  13. And then, bake for the remaining 15 more minutes.
  14. Remove from the oven and serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce or salad on the side.
Notes
You could use boneless chicken breasts instead of drumsticks.

Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...

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