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baked chicken drumsticks extra crispy

Extra Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken drumsticks, crispy chicken drumsticks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 drumsticks
Calories 133kcal
Author Victor


  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp BAKING POWDER do not use baking soda!!!
  • 2 tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 cup favorite BBQ sauce for tossing or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp favorite hot wing sauce for tossing or to taste; I prefer a 50/50 mix of Duff's Wing and Char-B-Q sauces


  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Pat chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels really well and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle the baking powder all over the drumsticks and toss well to ensure even coverage.
  • Line a large (15" x 21" is ideal) baking sheet with aluminum foil then parchment paper. I use foil strictly to avoid cleaning the baking sheet after baking but you may have a different view on this.
  • Lay the drumsticks on the baking sheet, spacing them out generously, about 1-2 inches apart.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven. Set the oven to 450F convection. Bake the chicken drumsticks for 30-35 minutes, until they are nicely browned and crisp. Baking time may be different for you as different ovens bake differently. Start checking at 25 minutes.
  • Remove the drumsticks from the oven, place in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper, add the Buffalo sauce, toss well and serve immediately while they are hot.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg