EASY Baked Chicken Drumsticks – Delicious Baked Yet Tastes Like Fried!
We’ve made this awesome easy oven fried chicken recipe for about 10 years, and we have never tired of it. And, it’s just a little more delicious in the summer when you can serve with fresh corn and summer vegetables!
Original recipes for oven fried chicken can call for a full stick of butter, but this recipe works well with 3-4 tablespoons.
The combination of seasonings really enhance the flavor of this chicken recipe and give it that down-home fried chicken taste. Your family is going to love this scrumptious chicken recipe for dinner or pack it up for a summer picnic!
Delicious family meal of oven fried chicken ...
- 3 lbs. mixed chicken thighs and legs
- 3-4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley to sprinkle over chicken
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 teaspoon oregano
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place a 9 x 13" baking dish in the oven for a few minutes to melt the butter.
Mix the flour and all the herbs in a large plastic resealable bag and shake well to blend.
Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
Place chicken in resealable bag one piece at a time.
Shake bag until chicken is well coated.
Place chicken in the casserole dish in a single layer.
Bake for 22 minutes and the remove chicken from the oven and turn over.
Bake for an additional 22 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
We use a combination of chicken thighs and chicken legs for this recipe and it comes out close to 3 lbs. -but you can use a little less. You can also use all chicken legs or all thighs.
Chicken thighs and legs tends to be dark meat, but this is one of the tastiest and most tender parts of the chicken. We do love a good chicken drumstick recipe and this one is sure a family friendly recipe that we bake and serve often.