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Marinated Chicken baked in the oven and served on a platter.
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Easy Marinated Baked Chicken Drumsticks

A super easy marinade for chicken drumsticks. The chicken is crispy and juicy every time! A great recipe for any weeknight, family gathering, tailgating, etc! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, marinated chicken drumsticks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 218kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


Chicken Marinade

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt, to taste

Chicken Drumsticks

  • 10 medium chicken drumsticks, skin removed Note 1
  • cooking spray


How to make Chicken Drumstick Marinade

  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, Worcestershire Sauce, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and black pepper. Add salt to your preference. 
  • Pour the marinade into a large storage bag along with the drumsticks. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes up to overnight. 

How to bake chicken drumsticks

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade, pat dry. Place chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in center rack of oven for 20 minutes. Turn chicken and bake another 20-25 minutes. Internal temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees.


Note 1: If you prefer to leave the skin on, it is a personal preference. The nutritional values do no include the skin on the chicken drumsticks.
I am not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes


Serving: 2drumsticks | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg