Baked Chicken

Chicken Drumsticks Recipe 


- 8+ chicken drumsticks (brined in salt water to increase juicyness)

- 2 cups breadcrumbs w/Italian seasoning 

- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

- 1/4 teaspoon paprika

- 2 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

- 1 teaspoon onion powder

- 2 teaspoon garlic powder

- 1 teaspoon Dried Mustard

- 1 teaspoon Rosemary

- 1/4 teaspoon Thyme (or less than 1/4 tspn

- 4+ eggs (or box of egg whites) that will be blended with spices for flavor

- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or spray oil for pan or wired wrack. 


1. Brine the Chicken to add moisture & make chicken juicy:

    - Put chicken in bowl of salt water for 90+ minutes.

2. Prepare the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

    - In a large bowl, put the breadcrumbs

3. Prepare the Egg Wash:

    - In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with all spices for flavor until smooth let sit for 1 hour.

4. Preheat the Oven:

    - Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) with wire rack (don't use a baking pan).

5. Coat the Chicken:

    - Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels (water doesn't go well with eggs).

    - Dip each drumstick first into the beaten eggs (already blended with spices), making sure it is fully coated.

    - Then, roll the drumstick in the seasoned breadcrumb mixture, pressing lightly to ensure the breadcrumbs adhere well.

6. Arrange on a Baking Sheet:

    - Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and lightly grease it with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.

    - Arrange the coated drumsticks on the wire rack, ensuring they are not touching each other.

7. Bake the Chicken:

    - Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the drumsticks are golden brown and cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165°F or 74°C).

    - Turn the drumsticks halfway through the baking time to ensure even cooking.

    - Lightly brush or spray the drumsticks with vegetable oil to help with browning (optional).