How to Cook Chicken Drumsticks

By LeafTV Editor

When it comes to dinner, chicken has long been the go-to bird for household across America and the world. Chicken is versatile, inexpensive and has the potential to be very tasty. Chicken drumsticks are especially inexpensive and can be a lifesaver for a busy homecook or someone who is new to cooking. Try this simple, foolproof baking method for tasty drumsticks.

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How To Cook Chicken Drumsticks


Set frying pan on stove top on medium heat. Add olive oil to the pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Evenly coat the chicken with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.

When oil is hot, add drumsticks to the pan. Cook about a minute on each side, or until browned. Browning the chicken adds flavor and gives it a delicious, golden appearance.

Put chicken in the dutch oven and cover. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes.


  • Use tongs to turn chicken in the frying pan rather than a fork. Piercing the chicken causes it to lose its natural juices.