The Only 11 Chicken Drumstick Recipes You’ll Ever Need

I’ve always felt that chicken drumsticks are an underused, yet incredibly versatile and super cost-effective piece of poultry. A more flavourful cut than sometimes-dry boneless skinless breast, chicken drumsticks can be prepared so many different ways. Whether you’re looking for grilled, oven-baked or fried, I can guarantee that one of these hand-picked chicken drumstick recipes will soon become a go-to favourite.

Korean Gochujang Chicken Drumsticks

Gochujang, Sambal Oelek’s Korean cousin, is a fermented chili paste that lends itself beautifully to Asian-inspired dishes. Mellowed out by sugar and sesame oil, this chicken marinade is a must-try. Hop on over to The Subversive Table for this Korean Gochujang Chicken Drumsticks recipe.

Indian Fried Chicken

Easy, homemade fried chicken.

Indian-spiced fried chicken.

That’s been marinated in a tenderizing yogurt mixture with an aromatic spice mix.

Your favourite Indian takeout has just hit next level. Promise. Fried Tandoori Chicken by Foodess.

Baked Italian Drumsticks with Ranch Dip

What’s better than biting into a crispy, crunchy perfectly seasoned drumstick?

Having an easy and delicious homemade ranch dressing recipe to dip it in!

Try this unsuspectingly addictive Crispy Baked Italian Drumsticks with Ranch Dip recipe from Paleo Gluten Free Eats today.

Sesame Soy Chicken Drumsticks

These deliciously gooey drumsticks start by sitting overnight in a marinade of soy, sesame oil, ginger and five spice. The marinade is then reduced on the stove top and brushed over the drumstick pieces as they bake. Sesame Soy Chicken Drumsticks compliments of Jo Eats.

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Some like it hot. If you’re one of them, you’re going to want to add these Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks by Foodie Crush to your recipe box.

Grilled Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken Drumsticks

If you’re looking for the perfect summer grilled chicken, my Grilled Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken is the recipe for you.

All you’ll need is brown sugar, lime juice, cayenne and a few other ingredients I’m sure you’ve already got, along with a nice hot grill.

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

Jo Cooks adds a delicious layer of crisp citrusy goodness to these drumsticks with thanks to a whole lemon, and fresh garlic.

Grab this Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken Drumsticks recipe today.

Light & Crispy Fried Chicken

Some fried chicken recipes are greasy, oily and heavy. This isn’t one of them.

Easy, homemade fried chicken that’s wonderfully light and crunchy. That’s where it’s at. Light & Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Foodess.

Honey Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

The easiest, most finger-licking BBQ sauce is mixed together on the sheet pan used to roast the chicken with thanks to only 5 simple ingredients.

This one is hands-down one of our family’s favourite, go-to chicken recipes! Oven-Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Drumsticks by Foodess.

Yogurt Marinated Tandoori Chicken

These incredibly moist and tender Yogurt Marinated Tandoori Chicken drumsticks are nothing short of a trip to India.

Full fat yogurt is used to tenderize the meat and a garam masala (Indian spice mix) to add an incredible depth of flavour.

Balsamic Honey Skillet Chicken

The skin of these chicken pieces is first browned in a hot pan, then simmered in a sweet, sticky balsamic, honey and rosemary mixture.

Balsamic Honey Skillet Chicken recipe available over at Eatwell101.

Which one of these is your favourites? Have I missed any of your indispensable chicken drumstick recipes?

Last Updated on July 17, 2019 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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