Recipe: Baked Chicken Drumsticks

baked chicken drumsticks

You guys know I’m all about the simple recipes, right?

I’m not a huge fan of complex recipes with random, seldom-used, expensive ingredients that take lots of time and multiple dishes/pots/pans.

Give me delicious. Give me simple. Give me fat loss friendly. Give me easy clean up.

Or, I’ll give it to you. 🙂

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But for today, I’ve got a super simple & very delicious recipe for you! It has a very unlikely ingredient for chicken: cinnamon. Yup, just plain, ground cinnamon. It’s really tasty and very easy.

Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 375.

Place your chicken drumsticks in a baking dish or pan.

Drizzle with approximately 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.

baked chicken drumsticks

Sprinkle both sides of chicken with 1 tsp of salt.

Make a spice blend containing 1 tsp of each cinnamon, paprika & chili powder

Sprinkle both sides of chicken with the spice blend. You will not use the entire spice blend. Use just enough for a light dusting and save the rest for your next batch of chicken!

baked chicken drumsticks

Place chicken in oven for 30 minutes. Flip over and return for approximately 30 more minutes or until chicken is baked through to 160 degrees.

I think this spice rub would also be awesome on pork!

Enjoy your chicken with your favorite veggies. I love it with sweet potato (the cinnamon is an awesome compliment to sweet potato) and brussels sprouts or mashed cauliflower! Here’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy brussels sprouts.

baked chicken drumsticks


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