Elevate your dinner with these Parmesan Garlic Chicken Drumsticks! Drumsticks are baked and slathered with a garlicky, parmesan-y and herbaceous sauce!

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Today’s post is an exciting one!!

One of my favorite food blogs to follow is Steamy Kitchen. Jaden Hair is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, cook book author and food columnist and much much more! I met her years ago at a food blogger conference and she’s just as sweet in person as she comes across on her blog.

It all started when I was making my meal plan/grocery list for the week and I was stuck! What to make tonight for dinner? Naturally I pulled up her blog and went recipe surfing. The first thing I clicked on was her wing recipe! I was like “Oh this is it”! My girls will love it and so will my husband. It was a win-win situation. So I finished up the list and dragged my oldest out the door for some& mommy-daughter grocery shopping and bonding time! Im sure she was thrilled 😉

I found almost everything on my list except for the chicken wings. I decided to buy drumsticks instead, problem solved. This is one of those meals you know is going to be yummy because it’s simple and smells amazing while it’s baking. I was honestly so impressed with the flavors in this recipe!

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To Make These Parmesan Garlic Drumsticks You Will Need:

  • chicken drumsticks
  • fresh basil
  • parmesan cheese
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano
  • dried rosemary
  • ground cumin
  • all-purpose season salt
  • kosher salt

Now just pretend that there are two cloves of garlic chilling by that basil, mmmkay? The original recipe calls for wings, since I couldn’t find any thanks to all those Sunday shoppers, I substituted drumsticks which altered the cooking time a smidge.

Next time I may just try wings, or thighs, or who knows!? maybe a whole chicken!

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Start by measuring and adding the cumin, oregano, salt and rosemary into a small bowl. Then stir to combine.

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Next, line a large, rimmed metal baking sheet with foil, doing this will make for easy clean up. Then place the chicken drumstick onto the prepared pan.

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Then, sprinkle on the seasoning mix and slide the chicken onto the middle rack of your preheated 425° oven.

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Next, bake the chicken for about 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. The skin should be nicely golden and crispy!

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Meanwhile, measure out 3 tablespoon olive oil and pour it to a bowl. Then add in 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil, 2 cloves finely minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon all seasoning salt and 1.4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese. Then stir to combine.

This mixture is going to be the sauce for the chicken and therefore adding a ton of flavor.

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Next divide the sauce mixture by spooning the sauce evenly over the chicken.

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Then using the back of a spoon, smooth out the sauce. Because the chicken just came out of the oven, allow it to rest a few minutes before serving.

I like to serve these Parmesan Garlic Chicken Drumsticks with roasted potatoes, a leafy green salad and sometimes pasta or grilled corn!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Parmesan Garlic Chicken a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Elevate your dinner with these Parmesan Garlic Chicken Drumsticks! Drumsticks are baked and slathered with a garlicky, parmesan-y and herbaceous sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 peeled garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the oregano, rosemary, cumin and salt. Lay the chicken wings on a baking sheet lined with foil and season the chicken wings with this mixture.
  • Bake the chicken drumsticks for 35-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.
  • While the chicken is baking, mix together the oil, fresh basil, garlic, parmesan cheese and seasoning salt.
  • When the chicken is cooked through, spoon the garlic/cheese/butter sauce onto the chicken and serve.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 498kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 56g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 292mg, Sodium: 777mg