Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
  • 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
  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.
You could use boneless chicken breasts instead of drumsticks.
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