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.
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.
- Baked Sticky Orange Chicken Drumsticks – Sarah’s Cucina Bella
- Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe – Sarah’s Cucina Bella
- Chipotle Mango Chicken – Create Celebrate Explore
- French Mustard Chicken – Lavende & Lemonade
- Grilled Chicken Drumsticks – A Mom’s Take
- Plum Glazed BBQ Drumettes – The View from Great Island
- Sweet & Spicy Caribbean Chicken – Sassy Girlz
- Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks – Rasa Malaysia
- Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks – Recipe Girl
- Slow Baked Potatoes and Chicken Skillet – Roxana’s Home Baking
- Roasted Chicken Drumsticks – Stockpiling Moms
- Grilled Garlic Parmesan Chicken – What’s Cooking, Love?
- Cheesy Ranch Chicken Drumsticks – Yellow Bliss Road
- Sticky & Sweet Slow Cooker Chicken – Cleverly Simple
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken – Diethood
- Cajun Marinated Chicken – STL Cooks
- Sweet & Sticky Baked Chicken Drumsticks – The Novice Chef
- Hoisin Glazed Chicken – Taste and Tell
- Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks – Skinny Taste
- Sticky Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice – Recipe Tin Eats
- Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks – Jo Cooks
- Roasted Drumsticks and Potatoes (One Pot Meal) – Let the Baking Begin!
- Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Drumsticks – The Frugal Girls
- Honey Lemon Ginger Glazed Chicken Drumsticks – Not Enough Cinnamon
- Asian Glazed Drumsticks – Skinny Taste
Do you have a favorite chicken drumsticks recipe?
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.