Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipes To Make Tonight
Delicious chicken dinners your whole family will love, coming right up! If you want to change up your weeknight supper routine from boneless chicken, give these easy chicken drumstick recipes a try. Whether you want to prepare them grilled, baked, or fried, this budget-friendly cut of chicken is perfect for weeknight meals or weekend entertaining. They'll quickly become your new favorite piece of the bird.
How To Make Mama's Fried Chicken
Recipe: Mama's Fried Chicken
Our most shared fried chicken recipe of all time, this Southern classic is perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. This recipe will take you back to the days when your mother used to fry her famous chicken. Soak your chicken in buttermilk at least two hours before frying. We promise – it'll be nothing short of finger-lickin'-good, sheer Southern comfort.
Enjoying a heaping helping of Mama’s Fried Chicken will be reminiscent of your childhood when Mama would tell you to play in the yard with your siblings after Sunday church while she prepared the meal. No doubt, it would be complete with mashed potatoes, collard greens, and mac & cheese. There isn’t any other dish as quintessentially Southern.
Are you curious about the secret to this decadent recipe? It’s the buttermilk. Soaking the chicken in buttermilk for at least two hour before frying will insure the dish is perfectly golden on the outside and tender on the inside. Of course, don’t forget to make chicken and waffles with the leftovers on Monday morning!
Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Drumsticks with Squash
Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Drumsticks with Squash
This easy one-dish dinner is still packed with plenty of flavor.
Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Recipe: Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks
You can substitute the fresh herbs you have on hand for the rosemary.
Crispy Oven-fried Drumsticks
Recipe: Crispy Oven-fried Drumsticks
Crushed cornflakes and Parmesan cheese create a satisfying crunch without deep-frying.
Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken
Recipe: Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken
Homemade BBQ sauce comes together in just 10 minutes.
Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
Recipe: Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
This one-dish meal is flavorful and filling. Serve with crusty French bread to soak up the sauce.
Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken
Recipe: Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken
The only thing that could make fried chicken better is a sweet tea brine.
Simple Whole Chicken with Roasted Broccoli-Mushroom Rice
Recipe: Simple Whole Chicken with Roasted Broccoli-Mushroom Rice
Aluminum foil makes cleanup for this one-pan dinner even easier.
Beer Can Chicken Drumsticks
Recipe: Beer Can Chicken Drumsticks
Marinate chicken for up to 24 hourse to ensure maximum flavor.
"Man Catching" Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze
Recipe: "Man Catching” Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze
If you're frying a large batch, keep the cooked drumsticks warm in the oven at 200° until you're ready to serve.
Baked Curry-Glazed Chicken
Recipe: Baked Curry-Glazed Chicken
If you’re new to cooking with curry, this five-ingredient recipe is a great place to start.
Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Recipe: Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Soaking the chicken in buttermilk ensures that is reamains tender and juicy.
Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken
Recipe: Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken
This recipes calls for drumsticks and thighs, but will still work if you only have drumsticks on hand.
Recipe: Peanut-Baked Chicken
You can make these drumsticks ahead of time and freeze them for up to three months.
Spicy Honey-Lime Grilled Drumsticks
Recipe: Spicy Honey-Lime Grilled Drumsticks
Make the sauce ahead of time for easier prep.