How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

By Prev Info - December 08, 2022

  How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken is a popular meat, usually less expensive and more nutritious than red meats. A favorite part for many people is the drumsticks, perhaps because of the ease of preparation and consumption. One way to cook this part of the poultry is to bake it in the oven. With all the different recipes to cook chicken legs, you will have no trouble in preparing a meal your family will enjoy.

Things You'll Need

Baking pan

Aluminum foil

1/4 cup bell pepper

1 garlic clove

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup dry minced onion


Chicken legs

1/4 cup butter

Basting brush

Meat thermometer


Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Next, line a baking pan with aluminum foil. This will make less mess for you to clean up after cooking.

How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

Step 2 : Cut a bell pepper into tiny pieces until you have 1/4 cup. Also, cut a garlic clove into very small pieces.

How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

Step 3 : Add the honey, minced onion, bell pepper and garlic into a bowl and stir together.

How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

Step 4 : Coat 6 to 8 chicken legs with butter and place on the prepared baking pan, far enough apart so no leg touches another. Placing the meat thus will help it to cook evenly.

How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

Step 5 : Place the pan of chicken in the oven once it is preheated and let cook for 15 minutes. Then turn each piece over and bake 15 minutes more.

How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

Step 6 : Take the pan from the oven. Next, brush the honey mixture over the top of the legs. Turn the meat over and apply the glaze on the other side.

How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

Step 7 : Bake for 20 minutes and or until juices run clear when pierced with a fork. If unsure if the chicken is cooked enough, then use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is at least165 degrees F. Remove from the oven and allow the chicken to cool a little before serving.

How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks

Tips & Warnings

Always make sure your chicken is cooked to at least 165 degrees F. You can become ill from eating undercooked poultry with an internal temperature of 140 degrees F and lower.

You should always wash your hands and any counter top or utensils that came in contact with raw chicken or its blood with disinfectant.





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