Indian Spiced Chicken

Everyone seems to love chicken drumsticks as much as I do, which is great because I feel like I could develop endless recipes for them. This recipe for Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks uses my favourite technique of roasting the chicken at a high temperature to crisp up the skin – which you’ll remember from the classic Thyme Chicken Drumsticks. With this recipe, I’ve decided to explore some deeper flavours; cumin, turmeric and ginger are the stars of this recipe.

In other news, this little gal turns two today (remember when she could fit in a boot?)! Doesn’t she look adorable in her new sweater? It’s like it was made for her. I’m obsessed. Soph is just the cutest.

Sophie in a sweater

Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 29 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Combine Indian spices for a deliciously flavourful and simple recipe.


  • 3 lbs chicken drumsticks (roughly 12)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 475.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together spices.
  3. Place chicken in a bowl, coat with spice mixture.
  4. Toss with olive oil.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Flip over and cook for another 18-20 minutes.


Recipe by Louisa Clements

These Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks make for a simple weeknight dinner.


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