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Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Asparagus
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Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Asparagus

Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Asparagus are made in one hour in just one pan. Follow this recipe to make a tasty and light dinner any time of the year.

Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Asparagus
Baked Chicken Drumsticks that require just one pan. Meal prepared in just one pan? SIGN ME UP. Do you agree we need more recipes like this? Making a dish in one pan means more than just making a dish in one pan. It means that there won’t be a lot of cleaning, you won’t need to do a lot of lifting and figuring out where to put another pan, the dish will be as rich as it possibly can be, since all the flavors will be kept in one place anddddddd the best part of it all, you will be able to start the dish in one pan on your stove and then finish it in the same pan in the oven. How fun is that? We have been wanting to make a simple, easy recipe, that’s perfect both for midweek lunch/dinner and large gatherings during holidays and celebrations for ages. We finally cooked it, tested it and now published it here, hooray! These Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks are extra tasty. Cooked with chickpeas, asparagus, and peas and with a generous amount of sauce, that’s both rich in flavor, yet light and tasty. Quick and easy meal, that’s perfect for your next lunch or dinner.


The better the ingredients, the better the meal

We all know that the better the ingredients, the better the finished meal. That’s why we decided to partner with Tina and Franc from family Hudin for this delicious chicken drumsticks recipe. They are a lovely family from Miklavž na Dravskem polju, Slovenia. If you are ever staying in Slovenia and crave a good chicken, you can buy their free-range chickens in Ljubljana (market), BTC (market) and in Maribor (market). Their chickens are completely GMO-free and they are perfectly juicy and delicious when cooked, yum.

Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks

These oven-baked chicken drummies are prepared quickly and super simple. Not only are they delicious, but we especially love them because:

  • the skin is crispy baked and the meat is juicy
  • made in one hour and in just one pan (skillet)
  • gluten-free and dairy-free
  • contains a lot of veggies
  • contains legumes (chickpeas) which we often forget to eat (oops!)
  • a light meal, but rich in flavor

Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Asparagus


Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Chickpeas


How to cook chicken drumsticks in the oven

First, we need to marinate the chicken legs in a simple mixture of herbs and olive oil. Then, we sear them in a skillet, which will help the skin to be incredibly crispy and delicious when cooked in the oven. Sear the chicken on a stove in a skillet for 16 - 18 minutes, turning occasionally. Last but not least, transfer the skillet with the chicken drumsticks to a preheated oven and cook for 35 - 40 minutes (depending on the size of the drummies) at 190 °C / 375 °F

Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Vegetables


Chopped fresh asparagus for Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Asparagus


Storing and Freezing

Store any leftover baked chicken drumsticks in an airtight container in a fridge for up to three days. We don't recommend freezing this dish. 

What to serve with chicken drumsticks

They are already cooked with an amazing, delicious and light side, so there's no need for you to make an extra side. However, if you want to, we recommend these delights:

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Healthy and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Asparagus


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Lets get cooking!

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  • marinate the Chicken Drumsticks

    In a bowl combine Chicken Drumsticks, salt, pepper, ground cumin and one tablespoon of olive oil. Massage the marinade into the chicken for a few seconds. Set aside.

  • Sear the chicken

    Place a skillet with two tablespoons of olive oil over high heat. Add the chicken drumsticks and sear them on all sides until the skin is beautifully golden brown. It will take approx. 16 - 18 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken drumsticks. Preheat your oven to 200 °C / 390 °F.

    At this point the chicken drumsticks are done yet, we will continue the process of cooking in the oven.
  • Add the chickpeas and herbs

    Transfer the seared chicken legs from the skillet to a plate. Place the skillet back over medium-high heat. Add the diced spring onion, cooked chickpeas, diced garlic cloves, chili, bay leaf, and lemon zest. Cook for about 2 - 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Sauce

    Pour the white wine and freshly squeezed lemon juice to the skillet with the chickpeas. Bring the mixture to a boil, so that the alcohol evaporates completely. Scrape the bottom of the pan regularly to include all those amazing aromas from the cooking into your sauce. Cook for about 2 minutes, then add the frozen peas and chicken stock or water. Bring to a boil again, then immediately reduce the heat to medium-low.

  • oven baked chicken drumsticks

    Arrange the chicken with the skin looking up in an even layer on top of the chickpeas and vegetables. Don't forget to add all those amazing juices that are on the plate. Cover with a lid (or with a layer of baking paper and aluminum foil - make sure it doesn't touch the food). Place in the preheated oven and cook for 35 - 40 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken drumsticks) at 190 °C / 375 °F. After about 15 minutes of cooking in the oven, remove the lid and cook for another 20 - 25 minutes. Add the asparagus (cut on larger chunks) to the chicken drummies 5 minutes before the dish is finished.

  • Serve

    Divide the chickpeas, vegetables, and sauce between six plates. Add one oven baked chicken drumstick to each plate. Optionally sprinkle with chopped parsley or chopped tarragon. You can also sprinkle with a few chopped toasted almonds. Serve as soon as possible, enjoy.


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