Thursday, July 6, 2017

Try It Thursday: Baked Chicken Drumsticks

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I've always loved eating chicken drumsticks from Popeye's Chicken, but making my own fried chicken? Forget it! I was watching The Pioneer Woman one weekend, and Ree showed how to make spicy roasted chicken legs. Let me tell you something- there are 2 things I love about chicken legs: they're cheap as all get out and that dark meat is scrumptious! If you need a low cost and low effort meal that's perfect for a school night or a dinner by the pool, then make these! Scroll down for the recipe.

* Package of chicken drumsticks (My store sells them in groups of 5.)
* 3/4 stick of butter, melted
* Lemon juice (about 2-4 squeezes from a bottle or juice of 1 lemon)
* 2 cloves minced garlic
* Salt
* Pepper
* Tony Chachere's seasoning

* Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
* Lay foil out on a cookie sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray. 
* Wash your chicken legs and then pat dry with paper towels.
* Melt butter in a bowl.
* Add garlic, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, and some Tony C's seasoning to your melted butter and stir.
* Dip each of the legs in the mixture, ensuring you completely cover both sides.
* Bake the legs for 15 minutes.
* After 15 minutes, turn the legs and coat with the remaining butter and seasoning mixture. 
* Bake the legs for an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown.
* Remove from the oven, and enjoy! 

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  1. These look mouth is watering at 5:40am! :)

    1. We should do a theme of budget meals sometime and plan like a week of cheap but yummy meals!

  2. These look so good, and would also be tasty on the grill. Drumsticks are definitely way cheaper than chicken breasts!

    1. Even though they can be messy to eat, they don't require as much prep as chicken breasts which is a definite win in my book!

  3. Yummmmmm we love chicken drummies! Def gonna try this recipe!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  4. OHHHHHH YUMMMY! These look so good. We love chicken drumsticks and chicken thighs so these would be so good with either. My family would gobble these up! Thank you for sharing!

    1. My husband hates bones so I have to pull the meat off the bone to get him to eat it, but dark meat is so darn tasty! Hope you enjoy!

  5. These look so good! I'm adding it to my upcoming meal plan! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Why oh why don't I like dark meat??? I know it's supposed to be tastier, but I just can't get on board. If I did though, I'd make these for sure. They look perfect for an easy, tasty dinner.

    1. But the dark meat is so much more delicious! I've been known to roast a chicken or buy a roto chick at the grocery store and eat the wings and legs while deconstructing the bird for the week's lunches. It's so yummy!


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