Chicken is something that can become boring over time, it’s such a staple food in most households that it just never seems to be something special. Well ladies and gentlemen, let me present you Thyme Chicken Drumsticks. I’m like all of you, always on the hunt for new chicken recipes, I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of times I’ve looked through Martha Stewart’s 100 Chicken Recipes, it’s too embarrassing.
Now, here’s where I think a lot of people go wrong, myself included, please stop always buying the boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They are in no way, shape or form the best way to enjoy chicken. It’s like going to the movies and deciding between seeing the newest 5 star reviewed drama and the half star rom-com. Ok, I’ll admit that I’ve chosen the half star rom-com before, but it’s never better than the drama. Sometimes go for the chicken breasts, but 9 times out of ten go for chicken legs, or chicken wings or chicken thighs. Unless you’re planning on making Shredded Chicken Tacos, in that case run for the chicken breasts, it’s worth it.
These drumsticks have a slight crunchy skin and the meat just falls off the bone. They are so extremely easy to make that you won’t believe how good they taste. These are definitely a new staple in my house.
Thyme Chicken Drumsticks (makes 10 drumsticks)
10 chicken legs
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Combine spices and thyme in a small boil.
Rinse and pat dry chicken and place in a ziploc plastic bag. Add half of the spice mixture. Shake bag around to coat chicken. Add the remaining spice mixture and shake around again to evenly coat. Add the olive oil, shaking one last time to evenly coat chicken with oil.
Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20 minutes before flipping chicken over and cooking the other side for 18-20 minutes.
These chicken drumsticks are so delicious you’ll be making them weekly.
Have a nice weekend,