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4 pieces baked marinated chicken drumsticks served.

Marinated Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Baked marinated chicken drumsticks recipe that is easy, quick, and ready in under 50 minutes. The chicken drumstick marinade tenderizes and makes the marinated chicken legs packed full of flavor, tender, and moist inside with lovely caramelized skin.
It's absolutely delicious and we like serving it with crinkle fries, or any potato side dish, vegetables, and dips.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 10
Calories 127 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking tray


  • 1 kg Chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Brown sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Onion granules
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Oil olive oil, vegetable or sunflower oil.
  • Salt to taste


  • In a bowl, add the paprika, brown sugar, thyme, parsley, onion granules, black pepper, garlic powder, salt, soy sauce, lemon juice, and olive oil. Mix till well combined.
  • Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with a paper towel, add them into a bowl, and add the marinade to the drumsticks.
    Rub the marinade all over the chicken legs ensuring that all parts are coated in the marinade. 
    Cover the bowl with clingfilm, and put it in the fridge for the chicken to marinate for 60 minutes up to 12 hour.
  • Bring out the bowl, and arrange the drumsticks on a baking tray.
    Put the tray in the oven and bake drumsticks at a temperature of 200C/400F for 25 minutes.
    Flip the drumsticks with a tong and continue to bake it for additional 20 minutes.
  • Bring the drumsticks out of the oven, let them rest for few minutes before serving.


  • You can substitute the brown sugar for honey
  • Adjust pepper and salt to suit your taste.
  • Lemon juice can be substituted for apple cider vinegar.
  • Don't marinate the drumsticks for more than 24 hours.
  • For easy cleanup, line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Put the baking tray in the middle rack of the oven for even cooking.


Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 12gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 165mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 64IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked marinated chicken drumsticks, chicken drumstick marinade, marinade for chicken drumsticks, marinated chicken drumsticks, marinated chicken legs
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