If you are looking for how to cook drumsticks in the oven. I think you have come to the right place. Because this article is the instruction that you need to read, don’t waste your time with lengthy confiding posts of other cooking sites.

1. Frequently Asked Questions

1.1. Is it Better To Bake Chicken Drumsticks at 350 or 400?

If you need to choose between baking chicken legs at 350°F/175°C or 400°F/205°C, I would recommend baking them at 400°F/205°C for a shorter amount of time.

Baking chicken legs at a higher temperature will help to crisp up the skin and create a nice golden brown color. It will also help to cook the chicken legs more quickly, which can prevent them from becoming dry and overcooked.

However, it’s important to keep an eye on the chicken legs while they’re in the oven to prevent them from burning.

1.2. Is it Better To Bake Chicken Drumsticks Covered or Uncovered?

It’s generally better to bake chicken legs uncovered because it allows the heat to circulate around the chicken legs and helps the skin to crisp up.

Meanwhile, covering the chicken legs with foil will make the skin not crispy and turning golden brown.

If you want to keep the chicken legs moist while also getting crispy skin, you can try a combination of both methods. Cover the chicken with foil for the first half of the cooking time, then uncover it for the remainder of the time to let the skin crisp up.

2. Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe


  • 8 chicken legs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder


Step 1: In a small bowl, add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, smoked paprika, and black pepper powder then mix well.

Step 2: Pat the chicken legs dry with paper towels, brush olive oil on all sides of the chicken legs then sprinkle spice mixed in step 1 over the drumsticks. Let them rest for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Cover your baking sheet with foil and place an oven-safe rack on top. Arrange the chicken legs on the rack

Step 3: Bake chicken legs at 425 ° F for 40 minutes, after half the cooking time, flip chicken legs over to ensure they cook evenly.

Step 4: Use kitchen tongs to transfer cooked chicken legs to a plate and let them cool down for 10 minutes before serving!

Now, you know how to cook drumsticks in oven. After reading this article, I hope that you will have delicious chicken legs to enjoy. Good luck

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