If you’re a fan of fried chicken, you’ll love this healthier alternative!! These Oven Baked Chicken Legs are breaded in a light, crispy coating that’s full of delicious seasonings, and then BAKED instead of fried!
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When I’m feeling motivated to eat healthier, it seems like chicken is all I eat. Even though there are so many wonderful ways to make chicken, it can still get a little old sometimes. So, we’re always on the look out for new ways to switch up our chicken dishes, like this Oven Baked Chicken recipe that we are sharing today. These drumsticks were easy to put together and were a HUGE hit with everyone in the family. The batter coating the chicken is light, tasty, and just perfect enough to make you lick your fingers.
The best part is that it tastes just like Kentucky Fried Chicken but they’re not fried at all – they’re BAKED!! I was surprised that they tasted so good for being baked, but they were, which means I’ll feel less guilty when I have a few. 😉 Not only did these chicken legs taste amazing, but they were easy to throw together! When a recipe tastes this good and is this easy, it’s a winner in my book. If you’re a chicken lover like us, you’ll definitely enjoy this simple and easy oven baked drumsticks recipe.
How to Bake Drumsticks:
Start off melting a little bit of butter in your 9×13 pan by placing it in the oven. While the butter is melting, mix together the ingredients for the breading. The breading is SO delicious, and it only requires these few ingredients!
- Bisquick mix
Coat each drumstick in the mixture, and then place in the pan with the melted butter. Once they’re all breaded and in the pan, spray lightly with the spray butter and then place in the oven. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven, flip each chicken leg, spray with butter once more, and then bake for an additional 15-25 minutes, until they’re as crispy as you want them to be.
These chicken legs are sooooo crispy and DELICIOUS! We just had this recipe again for the second time this month which means it’s definitely a KEEPER. 😉
what to serve with drumsticks:
For more great chicken recipes, check out:
- Chicken Parmesan Bundles
- Chicken Stroganoff
- Bruschetta Chicken
- Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets
- Baked Chicken Fingers
- Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
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Oven Baked Drumsticks Recipe
If you're a fan of fried chicken, you'll love this healthier alternative!! These Oven Baked Chicken Legs are breaded in a light, crispy coating that's full of delicious seasonings, and then BAKED instead of fried!
- 2-3 TB butter or margarine
- 2/3 c Bisquick mix
- 1 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3 lbs chicken drumsticks chicken legs
- spray butter
Preheat oven to 425.
Melt butter in a 9x13 baking dish in the oven.
While butter is melting, stir together Bisquick, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl. Coat each chicken drum and place in 9x13 with melted butter.
Spray with butter before putting in the oven and once during baking.
Bake for 30 minutes, flip and bake an additional 15-25 minutes. ENJOY!!
Tried and True Findings:
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 6-8
ANY CHANGES MADE: used more butter, baked for longer
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none
Adapted from bettycrocker.com.