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I’m coming back to the party with more chicken drumsticks.  Whenever I decide to cook anything non-vegetarian at home, chicken drumsticks are usually my go-to.  There’s a few reasons why that is the case.  First, no one can argue with the fact that they are probably the most cost-effective form of meat you can buy.  Where I live, I can buy a family package, which usually consists of at least 12 drumsticks, for about five dollars.  Next, they are extremely versatile.  They hold up well to baking or frying; sauces or no sauces, seasoning them is easy, because they are considered dark meat, which to me has always been more flavourful anyway.  That then, leads into my third reason: they are more flavourful then chicken breasts.  I tend to favour meat that is cooked on a bone.  It tends to stay more moist when cooking.  And, lastly, you can easily pick one up in each hand, because they have perfectly built-in handles.  😉

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When I was little, my mom worked seasonally, which meant that dinners had to be quick and easy.  During peak seasons, she might have to work 16 hours with only an hour or two in between to tend to us three kids and get some rest.  Shake and Bake was one of those easy meals she could prepare without all of the fuss.  I have modeled these chicken drumsticks after the taste and ease of Shake and Bake.

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If you’re a child of the seventies, like me, you’ll certainly remember the Shake and Bake commercials!  My favourite was the one with the little girl who exclaimed to her dad as he came home from work “It’s Shake and Bake; and I helped!”  That southern accent was so damn cute and obviously, super memorable!

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Probably the easiest thing you’ll do today, this recipe is just perfect and I assure you, both you and your dinner table attendees will love it!

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Seasoned Panko Crusted Baked Chicken Drumsticks
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • Vegetable Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the vegetable oil. Use a whisk to be sure the ingredients are all combined well. Set aside.
  4. Wash the chicken drumsticks in cold water; do not dry them.
  5. Roll each drumstick into the crumb mixture, and carefully transfer each piece to the baking sheet. Do no discard the leftover crumbs.
  6. Lightly spray the drumsticks with the vegetable oil.
  7. Bake, loosely covered with aluminum foil for 45 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Top each drumstick with some of the leftover crumb mixture. Spray once again, quite liberally with the vegetable oil.
  9. Return the baking sheet to the oven, this time uncovered for another 45 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!
 

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  1. I love drumsticks, too! You are right, they’re so economical. I’ve never made a breaded version before but I’m loving all the spices you mixed in! I’ll have to check for some drumstick deals next time I’m at the grocery store…

    1. Hi Patricia,

      I’m sure you can, however, regular bread crumbs is something I never cook with, so I can’t say for sure. I’m a panko advocate; mostly because I like the fact that panko crumbs are larger than regular bread crumbs, so I find there’s more of a crunch factor. If you use regular crumbs, please come back and let me know how it holds up. Cheers!

  2. I just made this and it was perfect! Crunchy, delicious, and packed with flavor! I used Panko and regular bread crumbs and smashed up some French’s french fried onions. I also tossed some potatoes on the pan. Great recipe and very easy. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Jessica. 🙂
      I love the idea of adding French’s fried onions – I love those things!

    1. Thank you, Linda. I too prefer panko over regular bread crumbs. Glad you liked the recipe!

    1. Thank you, Crystal. I make this dish often – it’s so easy and always turns out the same way. 🙂

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