Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipe

Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipe

These baked chicken drumsticks are full of personality (but so easy to make!).

Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipe
Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipe
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Tired of your usual chicken recipe? Then you need to give these delicious chicken drumsticks a try! This recipe is easy to make, and with a little prep in advance it can be the perfect weeknight dinner. A fresh, citrusy grapefruit marinade gives this chicken drumstick recipe a personality all its own. You'll love the bright flavors, and the drumsticks pair perfectly with side dishes like green salads, steamed vegetables, and more. Liven up your weeknights with this simple chicken dinner!


Preparation Time2 hr

Difficulty LevelEasy


  • 5 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 grapefruit, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipe


  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place into a 1-gallon Ziploc bag.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken and seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible.

  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.

  4. When ready to cook, let chicken come to room temperature (about 20 minutes).

  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  6. Arrange chicken on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for about 20-25 minutes. Flip chicken pieces and cook another 10 minutes.

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