Top 10 Chicken Drumstick Recipes For An Unforgettable Party

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Bored and tired of preparing the same old chicken recipes daily? It is now time to challenge your cooking skills a little and treat your taste buds and family a treat with some fabulous chicken drumsticks!

A simple, yet tasty delicacy, this one makes a complete meal when served with a simple soup and salad. You can try a BBQ chicken or one with some Italian flavor. If you love spices, then a tandoori flavored chicken should be right up your alley. Here are many chicken drumstick recipes that are going to spoil you.

10 Must Try Chicken Drumstick Ideas:

To make things easy for you, we have handpicked the top 10 easy and tasty chicken drumstick recipes to pep up a boring evening!

1. Chicken Drumsticks:

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These baked delicacies are all time party favorites. You can serve these coated in hot sauce or baked. Serve with a cool minty dressing for a perfect party nibble.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 8
  • Red pepper sauce – 1 cup
  • Chilled coriander mint chutney – 1 cup
  • Black pepper powder – to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  2. Line a baking sheet with an oven safe aluminum foil and place it on the middle rack of the oven.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add oil, red pepper sauce, and pepper.
  4. Dip a basting brush in the sauce mixture and coat the drumstick evenly with the half of the mixture.
  5. Place it in the preheated oven, turning halfway through, brushing with rest of the mixture, and bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is evenly cooked.
  6. Sprinkle a little black pepper and serve alongside chilled coriander mint chutney.

2. Lemon Glazed Chicken Drumsticks:

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These drumsticks are quite an inexpensive way to relish chicken. Perfectly coated with a sweet and tangy marinade, this one is a must include for your summer picnic.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 8, with skin
  • Lemon juice – 1/3 cup, freshly squeezed
  • Dijon mustard – 1/8 cup
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Mixed herbs – 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon zest – 1 tsp, grated
  • Garlic – 1 tbsp, finely minced
  • Salt – ¾ tsp
  • Black pepper – ½ tsp, freshly ground

Directions:

  1. Line a baking dish with an aluminum foil.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk all the ingredients, except the drumsticks.
  3. Place the chicken in the baking dish, pour the marinade, and turn evenly to coat well.
  4. Using a plastic wrap, cover the dish, and refrigerate for at least 90 minutes. Keep turning the chicken in every 15 minutes to ensure even absorption of flavors.
  5. Preheat your oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  6. Drain the marinade, transfer to a deep baking dish, and bake for about 60 minutes or until the chicken turns tender.

3. Orangey Drumsticks:

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A simple, flavorful appetizer option, this one tastes perfect with a glass of sparkling wine. Serve it with plenty of crunchy breadsticks and soup, plus a tasty salad for a complete dinner.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 8, with skin
  • Chili vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Cayenne pepper – 1 tsp
  • Orange marmalade – ¼ cup
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper – to taste
  • Salt – to taste

Directions:

  1. Place an oven rack 6 inches above the broiler.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix the ingredients and whisk to ensure even combining.
  3. Using a broiler safe non-stick foil, line the baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle oil on the chicken and toss to ensure even coating.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and broil for 6 to 7 minutes.
  6. Using a basting brush, brush the chicken with the marmalade mixture.
  7. Flip over to the other side and broil for an equal time or until the chicken is almost cooked.
  8. Brush a little more of the marmalade mixture onto the chicken and broil for 45 seconds more.
  9. Apply rest of the marmalade mixture onto the chicken and allow to caramelize. This will take 2 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with red cabbage coleslaw.

4. Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks:

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Spending one hour preparing these mouthwatering delights is really worth! They are sure to woo your entire family, and if you are planning to serve them at a party, then this classic Indian delicacy would be the showstopper for sure. However, make sure you have the marinated drumsticks handy!

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 12, medium
  • Fresh curd – ½ cup
  • Lemon juice – 3 tsp
  • Garlic – 3 cloves, crushed
  • Tandoori spice mix – 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp, ground
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Ingredients:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk 2 tbsp curd with tandoori spice mix, oil, salt, and 2 tsp lemon juice.
  2. Dip drumsticks in the mixture and keep turning to ensure even coating.
  3. Place in a deep baking dish and refrigerate for 180 minutes.
  4.  Mix in garlic with cumin powder and leftover curd and lemon juice and refrigerate.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  6. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil.
  7. Take out the marinated drumsticks and cook in a greased barbecue plate on medium to high flame for 10 minutes, turning halfway through.
  8. Arrange on a foiled baking tray and bake, covered, for 30 minutes or until drumsticks are cooked completely.
  9. Serve atop cooked basmati rice alongside spiced curd.

5. Chinese Chicken Drumsticks:

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This simple 5 spice flavored chicken delicacy can easily be incorporated in your Chinese party. It could also be your choice for that football party, but this one is not for kids.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 8, medium sized
  • Garlic – 5 cloves, finely chopped
  • Ginger – 2 tbsp, freshly grated
  • Dry sherry – 1 tbsp
  • Groundnut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Five spice powder – 2 tsp
  • Honey – 2 tbsp

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add ingredients 2 to 8 and mix well.
  2. Add drumsticks, toss to ensure even coating. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  4. Arrange the drumsticks on a roasting tray and roast for a good 30 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked well and the juices run clear.
  5. Serve hot atop a bed of lettuce leaves with a dip of your choice.

6. Cajun Chicken Drumsticks:

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Cajun spice mix can add a refreshing taste to any dish. The case with these drumsticks remains the same.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 12, medium sized
  • Cajun spice mix – to taste
  • Basil – 1 tsp
  • Olive oil – 5 tbsp

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 205 degree Celsius.
  2. Take a baking tray with aluminum foil.
  3. Mix olive oil with Cajun spice mix.
  4. Add chicken drumsticks to ensure even coating of the flavors.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway through, or until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  6. Serve hot with mayonnaise.

7. Oven Fried Drumsticks:

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Seasoned with mild spices and served alongside a fiery sauce of your choice, these oven fried drumsticks are sure to get you addicted.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 8, skinless
  • Eggs – 3
  • Honey Dijon mustard – 2 tbsp
  • Breadcrumbs – 2 cups
  • Ginger – 1 tsp, freshly grated
  • Garlic – 6 cloves, roasted, crushed
  • Oil – as required

Directions:

  1.  Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a rimmed baking tray with aluminum foil and grease it slightly with oil.
  3. Beat eggs with mustard well.
  4. In a large plate, mix ginger, garlic, and breadcrumbs well.
  5. Dip the drumsticks in egg mixture and then roll them, one at a time, in the crumb mixture.
  6. Place the chicken on the prepared pan, sprinkle a little oil, and bake for half an hour, turning halfway through, until the crumbs turn evenly brown and the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve hot with ketchup and mayonnaise.

8. Mango Chicken Drumsticks:

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Eat this tasty, yet affordable delicacy and you’ll be left asking for more!

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 12, skinless
  • Mango chutney – 4 tbsp
  • Mango – 1 small, peeled, stoned, diced
  • Black cumin seeds – 1 tsp, toasted
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp, toasted
  • Garlic – 6 cloves, crushed
  • Lemon juice – 4 tbsp, freshly squeezed
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce – 1 ½ tbsp

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius, 15 minutes before you plan to bake.
  2. Make deep stashes in the thick portion of the drumsticks and arrange them on a flat, large non-stick dish.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, and mix well.
  4. Using a fork, mash the mango thoroughly.
  5. Dip the drumsticks into the mixture, cover with a plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight to ensure proper absorption of the marinade.
  6. Arrange the drumsticks on the roasting trays and top with the marinade.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, turning intermittently, to ensure even cooking.
  8. Serve garnished with coriander leaves and lime wedges with a dip of your choice.

9. Deep Fried Drumsticks:

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This one is a deep fried recipe. A super crunchy delight, it tastes best when paired with mayonnaise.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken legs – 8
  • Eggs – 2, beaten well
  • Cooking oil – enough for deep frying
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Cayenne pepper – 2 tsp
  • Paprika – 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil water in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the chicken legs and boil for about 10 minutes or until the chicken gets cooked, but is not yet red.
  3. Place a deep frying pan on medium to high flame and heat oil.
  4. In a large plate, mix flour with spices and keep aside.
  5. Dredge chicken leg, one at a time, in the flour until it is evenly coated.
  6. Dip in egg mixture and roll for even coating.
  7. Dredge in flour again and add to the hot oil.
  8. Deep fry until the chicken legs turn golden brown.
  9. Serve hot with mayo and BBQ sauce.

10. Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks:

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These crispy, cheesy chicken leg delights are tasty accompaniments for rice and can even be served alongside French fries and a dip. Easy to bake, they taste fabulous. Use the best quality cheese available for that rich flavor.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks – 8, skinless
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 3 tbsp
  • Herb blend of your choice – to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Black pepper – to taste, freshly ground
  • Breadcrumbs – ½ cup
  • Parmesan cheese – 1/3 cup, shredded

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius.
  2. Line a rectangular baking dish with an aluminum foil and grease it slightly with cooking oil.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix butter with lemon juice.
  4. Dip the drumsticks in the lemon mixture and swirl to ensure even coating.
  5. Sprinkle the herb blend, salt, and pepper.
  6. In a shallow dish, mix the cheese with the crumbs.
  7. Dredge chicken drumsticks in the cheese mixture to ensure even coating.
  8. Arrange in the baking dish, sprinkle the crumb mix, and drizzle the leftover butter mixture.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until chicken turns brown and juice are clear.
  10. Serve hot garnished with parsley.

Forget that you are an adult and be prepared to get messy! Pick these lip smacking drumsticks with your hands and just nibble away! Enjoy the succulent and juicy meat!

How do you prepare drumsticks? Deep fry or pan fry? Or do you prefer baking it? Is there any special dip of your choice? You can share your views, comments, and recipe with us in the comments section below.

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