Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks

Delicious breaded drumsticks that are baked not fried! These Parmesan Baked Chicken Drumsticks are perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!

Growing up, my sister and I would beam when my mom would break out a box of pre-seasoned breading! You know the ones. The mixes you add to a Ziploc bag with your chicken and shake it to coat your chicken. We knew dinner was going to be good and were not disappointed! What’s not to love about breaded chicken?

Does anyone else remember those seasoning packets? Would you eagerly volunteer to shake up the bag with the seasoning? Just me? It sounds lame but I loved getting in the kitchen and helping my mom with this dish cause it was so darn fun.

It has been my mission for some time to come up with a baked breaded chicken recipe that tasted just as good as the ones I remember. This one delivers and then some! I mean, not only is it breaded, but there is also Parmesan cheese in the coating. How can that NOT be better?!

The ingredients for these Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks are fresh resulting in a chicken loaded with flavour. And just like those packets we used to buy, it is just as fun to make. Place it all in a bag and shake it up! What better way to get the kids involved with making dinner than to let them do the fun stuff!

Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks served on a bed of parsley.

How to make Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks

If you have chicken drumsticks on hand, you are likely well equipped to make this dinner! It uses pantry and fridge staples that you probably already have at home.

Here’s what you’ll need for the seasoning:

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

To make the drumsticks, drizzle the chicken with olive oil and massage it in to coat them evenly. Then toss the seasoning ingredients in a ziploc bag, add the chicken and seal the bag. Shake, shake, shake to coat and them into the oven they go to bake to perfection!

So easy right? The best part is, this is one of those dishes that pleases kids and adults alike. Perfect for a family dinner!

Hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as we do!

Bon appetit!

-Cathy

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Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks served on a bed of parsley.

Baked Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks

Herbs and Flour
Delicious breaded drumsticks that are baked not fried! These Parmesan Baked Chicken Drumsticks are perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 9 drumsticks
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 9 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set a baking rack on top of the baking sheet, if you have one.
  • Place drumsticks in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Massage oil onto each drumstick to coat.
  • In a large Ziploc bag add the remaining ingredients, mixing to combine. Place drumsticks in the Ziploc bag and seal closed. Shake bag to evenly coat the drumsticks.
  • Arrange drumsticks on the baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes or until cooked through. If you are not using a baking rack, be sure to flip drumsticks halfway through cooking process.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 15gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 63IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked chicken, butter chicken, chicken drumsticks, drumsticks, family dinner, parmesan
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    These were easy and tasty. I used a rack so they were nice and crispy.

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