It is usually very hard to cook healthy recipes with chicken drumsticks. But there are some ways to cook healthy recipes with it. I have been using these techniques wherever possible in the kitchen and they give you really tasty food. Whenever you get bogged down by those cooking channel shows on TV, try my techniques. You could find that they work out perfectly for you. When we talk about delicious meals and make use of them, it is actually quite tricky to prepare in daily life at home because sometimes our health becomes very delicate and sometimes we are just fed up from tedious work. It is all done to ensure that you should not go through any such trouble in a day-to-day life, so here we have come with some healthy cooking tips for your everyday needs.
Sheet-Pan Orange-Apricot Drumsticks
A sweet-and-salty sauce and a colorful medley of vegetables transform plain drumsticks into a filling meal in this simple sheet-pan dish.
In this dish for garlic chicken, whole garlic cloves are cooked with chicken in a straightforward white wine-mustard sauce. Serve alongside sautéed green beans and buttermilk-mashed potatoes.
Roasted Chicken Drumsticks & Potatoes with Mojo Sauce
A fantastic time-saving method on a busy night is to roast the chicken and potatoes together in the same pan. Make a quick batch of this zesty Cuban mojo sauce to use as a dipping sauce while you prepare this healthy roast chicken meal.
Caramel-Lime Drumsticks with Shaved Celery Salad
This impressively quick weeknight dinner or go-to party snack has oven-roasted chicken drumsticks that have been coated with a super-easy caramel sauce. The meal is kept light and simple with a chilled celery salad that has been spiced with lime juice. Serve with rice noodles that have been tossed in soy sauce and sesame oil.
Crispy Baked Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Sauce
These roasted chicken drumsticks have a crispy, crunchy outside and a luscious, delicious interior. Serve with spinach salad and sweet potato fries.
Mango-Ginger BBQ Chicken
In order to create a sweet and fragrant coating for grilled BBQ chicken, we combine ketchup, vinegar, mango, ginger, Chinese five-spice, and turmeric.
Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Potatoes
With this nutritious sheet pan dish, season the sauce and drumsticks with your preferred dry herb blend. While a garlic-and-herb mixture is popular, something a little spicier, like Cajun seasoning, might also be wonderful. For this quick and simple chicken meal, choose a salt-free variety to reduce the sodium content.
Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks
Even with the skin gone, chicken drumsticks remain wonderfully juicy when grilled. The “typical” flavor of grilled chicken is given a refreshing variation by the minty sweet-and-sour dipping sauce. Serve it with brown rice and fresh pineapple slices to turn it into a meal.
Louisiana Chicken Drumsticks and Tomatoes
Use this recipe for chicken drumsticks to experience a taste of the South. This delicious evening supper alternative is flavorful because to the thyme, spicy sauce, and black pepper.
This recipe maintains the terrific flavor of classic chicken curry but uses only 2 tablespoons of oil.
Healthy Recipes for Chicken Drumsticks
Crispy Baked Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Sauce
These baked chicken drumsticks are crispy-crunchy outside and succulent and juicy inside. Serve with sweet potato fries and spinach salad.
Arroz con Pollo
Arroz con pollo, or chicken cooked with rice, is a common dish in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean. We use quick-cooking brown rice here to help you get this on the table in just 40 minutes. Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Baked Chicken with Onions & Leeks
Baking pieces of chicken is one of the easiest ways to put a meal on the table for your family. This mustard-glazed chicken is roasted on a bed of sliced onions, leeks and garlic that you can serve alongside it.
Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken
Enjoy this crunchy chicken at home for a family supper or take it along on a picnic to eat cold-no forks and knives required! For best flavor, shop for locally raised natural chicken and real maple syrup.
If fried chicken is traditional in your picnic basket, try this method, which trims about 8 grams of fat from each 5-ounce serving.
Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken drumsticks stay deliciously moist when grilled–even with the skin removed. Minty sweet-and-sour dipping sauce adds a refreshing twist to “ordinary” grilled chicken. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and slices of fresh pineapple.
Roast Chicken & Fennel
With Italian spices, some diced fennel and toasty pine nuts, you’ll have a gorgeous supper in no time.
Catalan Saute of Chicken with Sausage, Capers & Herbs
Whole chicken legs, turkey sausage, tomatoes and fresh herbs are a delicious combination in this Catalan-inspired skillet supper.
Chicken in Garlic-Vinegar Sauce
Braising chicken in vinegar and herbs is a very popular way of cooking in Mediterranean Europe. Often paired with sweet sausage, this is a gutsy, wholesome dish that can be made a day ahead. Serve with whole-wheat couscous tossed with fresh herbs and steamed broccolini.
Braised Paprika Chicken
The finest flavor comes from the sweet Hungarian paprika used in this creamy braised chicken. This is a good “pantry dish” because you only need to buy the chicken and should already have the other ingredients. Instead of chicken and peppers, you can substitute cubed veal shoulder for them in the recipe. Serve with dill or parsley-flavored whole-wheat orzo.
I make this simple everyday recipe for baked chicken drumsticks often. It has this winning combination of being easy AND delicious!
Just rub some olive oil and seasonings on the chicken pieces, then bake them for around 40 minutes. Really juicy!
Everyone with children will attest to their fondness of drumsticks. Anybody who has children also understands that when the children enjoy something, the adults often find themselves eating it repeatedly.
It’s Alright. As a parent, you give up things. But they don’t have to include your food! Because of this, I developed a lot of variations throughout the years to make drumsticks for grownups a little bit more fascinating. And as my children grew older, they too came to value those differences. Some of them are as follows:
- Teriyaki chicken
- Spicy drumsticks
- Jerk chicken
- Keto fried chicken
- Buffalo chicken
- Honey baked chicken
But, I usually bake chicken drumsticks when they are staring at me from the refrigerator. No special marinades or sauces. Only 40 minutes in a hot oven, some olive oil, and a few seasonings. It’s perfect!
This easy and delicious chicken meal just calls for a few basic ingredients. The recipe card below has the precise measurements. Here is a list of everything you will require:
Chicken drumsticks: I use eight drumsticks in this recipe, each weighing about 4 oz. I don’t remove the skin – I think it’s the best part! If you buy them in packages of five, you can make ten using the same recipe and increasing the olive oil by about half a tablespoon.
Olive oil: I love cooking with this delicious oil. But if you’d rather use an oil with a higher smoke point, you can use melted butter instead.
Kosher salt and black pepper: If using fine salt, you should reduce the amount you use, or the dish could end up too salty.
Spices: Garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. The cayenne greatly improves the flavor of this dish. It adds a hint of spice without overwhelming the dish. But if you’re not a fan of spicy foods, try using just ⅛ teaspoon (a pinch).
It’s incredibly simple to bake drumsticks in the oven. To view the recipe card’s step-by-step directions, scroll down. The basic steps are as follows:
1. Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Next cover a baking sheet with a rim with parchment paper.
2. Create a paste by combining the oil and the spices. Place the drumsticks on the baking sheet in a single layer and use the paste to completely cover them. You can use your hands or a pastry brush.
3. The chicken pieces must be baked until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. For medium drumsticks, the time required should be around 40 minutes.
Check on the drumsticks after the first 30 minutes. If they seem to be darkening too fast on top, loosely cover them with foil and keep cooking until they are cooked through.
One of those main dishes, this one goes with just about anything. I do like to serve these drumsticks with a side dish that I can prepare in the same oven because I bake them at 400°F. I frequently give them one of the following as a result.
- Cauliflower tots
- Roasted asparagus
- Baked shiitake mushrooms
- Roasted vegetables
- Loaded mashed cauliflower
- Roasted cabbage
- Roasted frozen cauliflower
You can keep the leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. Reheat them gently, covered, in the microwave on 50% power.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No, you should not cover them. You want the skin to brown, and you want the chicken roasted, not steamed. So definitely leave the drumsticks uncovered.
Yes, unfortunately, you can. So keep an eye on them. They should be ready after about 40 minutes, but if your oven runs hot, they might be ready sooner.
Chicken should be fully cooked. It should reach an internal temperature of 165°F when measured with an instant-read thermometer not touching the bone.