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Tender and Flavorful Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

These Tender and Flavorful Roasted Chicken Drumsticks are a quick fix to a hungry crowd or the perfect choice for dinner for two.  These chicken legs are coated with a flavorful homemade seasoning then baked to perfection.  

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

 The secret to these flavorful tender chicken drumsticks is the homemade Fire-Roasted Red Peppers Seasoning. This is one of my favorite seasoning mixtures, a combination of fire-roasted red peppers, cilantro, parsley, and some spices. This homemade Fire-Roasted Red Peppers Seasoning is an excellent time-saver.

Drumsticks with Fire-Roasted Red Peppers Seasoning.

I save some time when cooking these chicken drumsticks by pre-boiling them before they go into the oven. It seems that baking chicken legs can take forever, especially if I’m hungry and tired. I find that boiling the chicken just a few minutes before baking cuts time, and most importantly, it assures that the chicken is completely cooked. It is important to know that the meat is only partially cooked, so it is necessary to finish cooking the chicken drumsticks in the oven.

How to make these flavorful Roasted Chicken Drumsticks 

First, season the chicken legs with fresh garlic,  salt, and pepper. Then, on the stove pre-cook, the chicken legs over medium-high heat for 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

Boiled chicken drumsticks

Once the chicken drumsticks have finished parboiling is time to remove them from the stove. Using tongs, proceed to place the chicken drumsticks in an oven-safe pan and add the homemade Fire-Roasted Red Peppers Seasoning. Please place them in the oven at a 450-degree temperature for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remembered that by parboiling the chicken drumsticks, you are saving time.

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

After  15 to 20 minutes (depending on your oven), dinner will be ready.

Juicy, Tender and Flavorful Chicken Drumstick

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Buen provecho,

Enjoy!

Love E.S

 

 

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

Tender and Flavorful Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

These Tender and Flavorful Roasted Chicken Drumsticks are a quick fix to a hungry crowd or the perfect choice for a dinner for two.  These chicken legs are coated with a flavorful homemade seasoning then baked to perfection.  
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken drumsticks (about 4 to 5 pieces)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Fire-Roasted Red Peppers Seasoning (recipe, link in post)

Instructions

  • First season the chicken legs with fresh garlic,  salt, and pepper. Then, on the stove pre-cook, the chicken legs over medium-high heat for 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  • Once the chicken drumsticks have finished parboiling is time to remove them from the stove. Using tongs proceed to place the chicken drumsticks in an oven-safe pan and add the Fire-Roasted Red Peppers Seasoning.
  • Place them in the oven at 450-degree temperature for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remembered that by parboiling the chicken drumsticks you are saving time. 
  • Enjoy!
    Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

Notes

Tricks and Tweaks in this recipe to help you save time:
  • Parboil the drumsticks for 5 to 10 minutes before roasting them
  • Making the Fire-Roasted Red Peppers Seasoning ahead of time will save you lots of time when making this recipe.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1327mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.1mg

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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