Drumsticks are a fun finger food! We all fight over the drumsticks, so why not make them a meal? This is a super-easy baked chicken recipe. My spiced-up rub is not too spicy for kids and totally gluten-free!
5-6 pounds chicken drumsticks with skin on (thighs and wings work too!)
Spiced-Up Dry Rub
- 3 T Cornmeal
- 2 T Chili Powder
- 1 1/2 T Salt
- 1 T Ground Cumin
- 1 T Garlic Powder
- 1 T Onion Powder
- 1 T Dried Thyme
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Ground Coffee
If you want more heat add 1/2 tsp of Cheyenne pepper or adjust to taste.
Mix up the dry spices in a bowl and set aside. Drizzle oil over chicken. Coat the drumsticks liberally with the rub. On a baking sheet, in a 400 degree oven, cook the drumsticks for 30 minutes turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes (a total of 40 minutes).
Serve them with corn on the cob and lots of napkins ;)