If you aren’t planning your meals ahead, or even if you are – but you ran out of some special ingredient and abandoned the project, chicken drumsticks can always serve as impromptu and satisfying dish at last minute. Breaded drumsticks may come first to mind when you think about what you ate in the past, in those pre-Paleo days when “everything goes” was the norm – but not anymore. The new normal is roasted, grilled or stewed meat. And you know what? Life is much tastier like this, it can be said to be anti-inflammatory too.
While chicken drumsticks may appear unchallenging to the experienced cook, they really are a good thing to have in your stock of easy-to-cook and budget-friendly dishes that everyone likes to gobble up. They are perfect for parties, friendly get-togethers, game nights, and they will work any night of the week. As they are baking in the oven, you have all the time you need to create a scrumptious Paleo dessert, or a salad of delectable proportions.
Whatever you do, do not pass on the chance to smother these perfectly roasted drumsticks with a hearty spinach and artichoke dip, which just happens to serve six. Don’t cut this recipe in half though, or there will be consequences to pay – and you won’t save any time by reducing the ingredients. After all, this creamy green dip is the very thing that makes the meal remarkable, luscious and finger-licking amazing.
Roasted Dried Herb Drumsticks Recipe
Protein: 55g / %
Carbs: 1g / %
Fat: 34g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 2 lb. chicken drumsticks
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Place the drumsticks in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with all the spices, and season to taste generously.
- Give everything a good mix, making sure that all the drumsticks are well coated.
- Place the chicken on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Cook in the preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes, flipping at the halfway point.
- Let the chicken rest 4 to 5 minutes before serving.