How Long to Cook Chicken Drumsticks in Oven


It’s always a challenge to cook chicken drumsticks in the oven. Whether you’re trying to make a healthy dinner or just want to feed your family something tasty and easy, cooking chicken drumsticks can be tricky if you don’t know what temperature or time is best. Here are some tips for how long to cook chicken drumsticks in the oven:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place drumsticks in a baking dish, skin side up. If you want to add seasonings and/or other ingredients to the chicken, do so now by sprinkling some on top of each piece of chicken before placing them in the oven.

Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F (200 C), then remove from heat and turn over each piece of chicken with tongs or fork.* Place back in oven for another 15 minutes.* Repeat this process until done cooking time has been reached (about 45 minutes total).

Brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • Use a basting brush to coat the chicken evenly with olive oil, then sprinkle both sides of each drumstick with salt and pepper.
  • You can also use butter instead of olive oil if you prefer!

Bake for 20 minutes, flip and bake for another 20 minutes.

Once you’ve preheated the oven, place your chicken drumsticks on a baking sheet. If they’re large or extra thick, bake them for 20 minutes and then flip them over. If they’re smaller and thinner, you can cook them all at once with no flipping required (but don’t forget to turn on your broiler).

Bake until the skin has browned and become crispy–about 15-20 minutes more. When it’s done cooking, remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving!

If cooked more than 20 minutes, chicken will be overcooked.


If cooked more than 20 minutes, chicken will be overcooked. Overcooked chicken is dry and tough and can be dangerous to consume. It’s also a waste of money if you have to throw out an entire batch of drumsticks because they’re overcooked!

If you want your chicken to come out perfectly seasoned and juicy every time, follow these simple steps:

In order to cook chicken drumsticks in the oven properly, make sure you use the right temperature, brush on some olive oil and season with some salt and pepper.

To cook chicken drumsticks in the oven properly, you need to make sure that you use the right temperature. The ideal cooking temperature for this cut of meat is 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

Brush on some olive oil and season with salt and pepper before placing them in a roasting pan or baking dish that has been lined with aluminum foil. Leave space between each piece of chicken so they don’t stick together while cooking.

Cook for 20 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy on top but still juicy inside. If cooked more than 20 minutes, it will be overcooked and dry out quickly when removed from heat source


Chicken drumsticks are a great way to add some protein and flavor to your meal. They’re also easy to cook in the oven because all you have to do is preheat it and then throw your chicken in there! You’ll want to make sure that your temperature is at least 400 degrees Fahrenheit before putting anything else in though because if it’s too low then your meat won’t cook properly– and nobody wants undercooked chicken (unless they’re sick).

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