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25 Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipes for Dinner Tonight

From crunchy oven-fried chicken to grilled garlic parmesan chicken to hoisin glazed chicken, there are so many ways to dress up chicken drumsticks for a delightful dinner. These 25 easy chicken drumstick recipes will help you find just the right one.

25 Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipes for Dinner Tonight

Once upon a time, I hated routines.

The monotony of doing the same thing the same way was maddening to me. But the busier we get, the more I appreciate the things that make life easier.

So we’re settling into new routines. On Sundays, I write out our meals for the week, making dinner every night a no-brainer. Our weekly meal plan is based on what I have in the fridge, and what we feel like eating. I try to incorporate things the kids love — like macaroni and cheese or other pasta dishes — to keep the week interesting for all of us.

In addition to planning dinners, the kids also each choose two days to buy lunch and initial those days on our weekly dinner schedule. That way I know which days I am off the hook for packing lunch boxes.

Back to dinner, you can almost guarantee there will be chicken on the menu every week. Chicken drumsticks, in particular, are perfect for families like ours. Not only are they easy and versatile, but they are also light on the wallet. Moreover, they’re perfect for little hands to pick up and enjoy.

There are so many different ways that you can cook chicken drumsticks and make it absolutely delicious. No matter what flavor or cuisine you are looking for, you’re bound to find a fantastic recipe for chicken drumsticks.

Easy Chicken Drumstick Recipes

So, about those chicken drumsticks recipes … These 25 recipes from around the web (including two of my own!) represent a variety of meal planning options.

Chicken drumsticks recipes, including this one for Baked Sticky Orange Chicken Drumsticks, are a staple of meal planning in our house.
  1. Baked Sticky Orange Chicken Drumsticks – Sarah’s Cucina Bella
  2. Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe – Sarah’s Cucina Bella
  3. Chipotle Mango Chicken – Create Celebrate Explore
  4. French Mustard Chicken – Lavende & Lemonade
  5. Grilled Chicken Drumsticks – A Mom’s Take
  6. Plum Glazed BBQ Drumettes – The View from Great Island
  7. Sweet & Spicy Caribbean Chicken – Sassy Girlz
  8. Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks – Rasa Malaysia
  9. Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks – Recipe Girl
  10. Slow Baked Potatoes and Chicken Skillet – Roxana’s Home Baking
  11. Roasted Chicken Drumsticks – Stockpiling Moms
  12. Grilled Garlic Parmesan Chicken – What’s Cooking, Love?
  13. Cheesy Ranch Chicken Drumsticks – Yellow Bliss Road
  14. Sticky & Sweet Slow Cooker Chicken – Cleverly Simple
  15. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken – Diethood
  16. Cajun Marinated Chicken – STL Cooks
  17. Sweet & Sticky Baked Chicken Drumsticks – The Novice Chef
  18. Hoisin Glazed Chicken – Taste and Tell
  19. Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks – Skinny Taste
  20. Sticky Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice – Recipe Tin Eats
  21. Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks – Jo Cooks
  22. Roasted Drumsticks and Potatoes (One Pot Meal) – Let the Baking Begin!
  23. Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Drumsticks – The Frugal Girls
  24. Honey Lemon Ginger Glazed Chicken Drumsticks – Not Enough Cinnamon
  25. Asian Glazed Drumsticks – Skinny Taste

 Do you have a favorite chicken drumsticks recipe?

Saturday Afternoon Meal Planning | The Reluctant Grownup

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

[…] One of these recipes for chicken drumsticks – they are on sale 49 cents a pound right now, so I plan on buying about eleven thousand pounds to feed these always-hungry children of mine. ┬áIn addition we shall have oven fries and frozen veg. […]


Thursday 6th of August 2015

Thanks for including our roasted drumsticks recipe!

Lavende & Lemonade

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Great collection! Thanks so much for including my French Mustard Chicken recipe, I hope everyone enjoys it. I'm looking forward to trying the others on the list soon, too!

Danita@O Taste And See

Friday 7th of November 2014

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O Taste and See Meal Planning and Recipes on Family Fun Friday - O Taste and See

Thursday 6th of November 2014

[…] from Sarah’s Cucina Bella, has 25 Easy Chicken Drumstick recipes.  Drumsticks are super “budget friendly”!  I love having new […]