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Crispy Oven Roasted Drumsticks

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Erica Julson


  • 8 bone-in skin-on chicken drumsticks
  • Drizzle of grapeseed or olive oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground black pepper, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pat the drumsticks dry with paper towels and place in a large rimmed Pyrex baking dish. Drizzle the drumsticks with a little oil, and use your hands to rub the oil all over each drumstick. Wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle each drumstick with a liberal amount of kosher salt & ground black pepper (don’t skimp, the seasoning really makes these delicious!).
  • Place the drumsticks in the oven and let bake for about 1 hour, or until the skin is golden and crispy. If after 1 hour they are not quite crispy enough for your taste, you can cook them for another 15 minutes or so, or place them under the broiler to finish them. (My oven kind of sucks, so I cooked them 1h & 15min because I like things extra crispy)
  • Let cool, then serve.