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20 Chicken Drumstick Recipes

These recipes are perfect for easy dinners, fancy dinners, lazy dinners, etc. Everyone will find something that best suits their needs, from crockpot chicken drumstick recipes to instant pot to stovetop to oven-baked to one-pan to fried and grilled chicken drumsticks.

Chicken Drumstick Recipes

It doesn’t matter if you like to call them chicken legs or drumsticks — all that matters is that everyone loves whatever you place on the table in front of them for dinner. 

Chicken drumsticks are affordable and readily available everywhere. How you choose to dress it up or down, as the case may be, depends on the other ingredients you have in your pantry and how much time you have. To that effect, I’ve put together 20 chicken drumstick recipes that I think everyone would love and appreciate.

  1. Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Looking for a quick dinner recipe that your kids and everyone else at home will love? Try baking this juicy, honey garlic chicken drumsticks recipe in the oven. You are guaranteed that they’ll appreciate your efforts. 

  1. Cajun Chicken Drumsticks

With this recipe, all you need is 5 minutes of prep time, and the delicious smell wafting through your entire house will have people crawling out from wherever to have a taste.

  1. Honey Soy Chicken

I don’t think anyone on earth can resist these highly fragrant and tasty chicken drumsticks oven-baked in honey, soy, and garlic sauce. It’s completely drool-worthy.

  1. Creamy Garlic Butter Chicken Drumsticks

If you need a quick, easy, creamy, delicious sauce to serve over your pasta, then this chicken drumstick recipe will come in handy.

  1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney

Switch things up by serving this classic Indian recipe at home for your family to enjoy. The mango chutney adds a sweet taste to compliment the spiciness of the tandoori chicken and pairs well with rice, vegetable salads, and naan bread.

  1. Crispy Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks – Southern Style

The buttermilk adds an extra tenderness to the texture and tanginess flavor of this chicken, and I love it so much. The air fryer also gives the drumsticks an extra crispy texture without the excess fat associated with deep frying.

  1. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Drumsticks 

Serve this with Caribbean Rice with Peas (Beans) for the complete island experience.

  1. Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Drumsticks

The marinade for this chicken drumstick recipe is loaded with garlic, lemon, oregano, and extra virgin olive oil, which gives it a classic Mediterranean flavor. Serve with some roasted vegetables or Greek Salad.

  1. Spicy Drumsticks

This deliciously healthy recipe only requires 5 ingredients. The spicy chili powder and cayenne pepper give the chicken drumsticks an extra kick that you’ll love.

  1. Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks

With just four ingredients and no marinade required, this recipe will have you licking your chops in no time while the chicken cooks. To make a complete dinner meal, serve with a side of mashed potatoes and drizzle the sticky sauce all over. 

  1. Baked Chicken Legs And Vegetables

The ranch seasoning and paprika give this meal a depth of spices that you’ll love. It’s delicious, quick, and perfect for busy weeknight dinners.

  1. Crispy Fried Chicken Drumsticks

I particularly love this recipe because it is so simple to replicate that anyone can whip up something amazing in the kitchen with just a few ingredients. If you’re still learning your way around the kitchen, this easy recipe is such a good confidence booster.

  1. 5 Ingredient Sticky Stove Top Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks

Cooking sticky, balsamic chicken drumsticks over the stove is faster than baking them. The best part is that they taste so amazing, you won’t mind sweating over the stove stirring until the braising liquid becomes a sticky glaze.

  1. Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

This is a simple but highly flavorful chicken recipe that is easy to put together and clean up. Perfect for those days you’re so exhausted; all you want is a quick dinner and sleep.

  1. Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

If you have an instant pot, you can bring it out for this quick chicken dinner you can serve with mashed potatoes, potato salad, potato fries, cornbread muffins, and creamed corn.

  1. One Pan Spanish Chicken and Rice

This is a deliciously simple 30-minute meal in one pan that contains a simple Spanish seasoning mix, your chicken legs, and some rice that come together to form one bold, zesty flavor that hits with a bang. 

  1. Buffalo Drumsticks

Make buffalo sauce with melted butter, hot pepper sauce, garlic, and smoked paprika, and watch your chicken drumsticks go from meh to amazing.

  1. One Pan Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes

This is a quick meal where you throw everything in a pan and place it in an oven to bake. Great for busy days when you need to make something with minimal prep time and supervision.

  1. Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe requires only three simple ingredients, and you can set it up to cook while you focus on doing other chores around the house.

  1. Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

You’ve already guessed by now that I love my air-fried chicken. With all of the plenty benefits, who wouldn’t? 

20 Chicken Drumstick Recipes