We both grew up in Annapolis, Maryland.
We both love Maryland.
We both love Old Bay.
Old Bay on grilled corn,
Old Bay on crabs,
but our favorite? This Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe dusted with Old Bay seasoning.
So simple, so easy and if you aren’t the Old Bay type, throw in your favorite — herbs de provence — thyme and rosemary — ancho chili powder — they all work for chicken drumsticks. Just keep that oven to a high temperature for moist chicken with crispy skin.
Making Our Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe Dusted with Old Bay
The most important thing about baked chicken drumsticks is to rinse and pat dry the chicken. The chicken needs to be as dry as possible before we bake, this way the skin will crisp up.
Next, rub the chicken drumsticks with a little oil or butter and the Old Bay.
Then, if you have one, arrange the drumsticks on a cooling rack that is set inside a rimmed baking sheet. This raises the chicken up and allows the heat from the oven to evenly bake the drumsticks. If you don’t have a baking sheet that will fit a rack inside of it, just use a regular baking sheet.
Bake the drumsticks in a 425 F degree oven for 15 minutes then use tongs to rotate each drumstick and bake another 10 minutes (or until done).
That’s it, we told you it was easy. You will be left with moist and juicy baked chicken drumsticks with crispy skin — so good.
You May Also Like
- If you liked this, you might also enjoy our Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe with Rosemary
- Or, try our recipe for Baked Roasted Red Pepper and Chicken Casserole — it’s so good.
- 6 Chicken dumsticks with skin (opt for free range and organic if you can)
- 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
- 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
- Heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Inset a cooling rack into a baking sheet with sides (or, if you do not have a rack, you can use the baking sheet as is).
- Rinse and pat dry drumsticks. Rub with the butter and Old Bay seasoning. Arrange chicken onto rack/baking sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes, turn chicken, then bake another 10 to 15 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Let chicken rest 5 minutes then serve.