If you are needing an easy dinner option, this is it. These Cajun drumsticks are easy to prepare, and they go great with just about any side. The only reason I don't eat them more is that I don't have air conditioning.
400 degree oven + no air conditioning = sauna
I don't do saunas. Well...not unless I want some drumsticks.
I adapted this recipe from the Easy Peasy Chicken Legs recipe on Mommy's Kitchen. Tina over at Mommy's Kitchen always has wonderful, down-to-earth recipes, and this one did not disappoint. See her version of this recipe here.
I only made a few changes from Tina's version. Because it's just me and my man, I only made a package of six drumsticks. I used Cajun seasoning (just because I love it), and I didn't need to cook them nearly as long.
First, put your drumsticks in a large bowl and drizzle them with about 2 tablespoons of oil. Stir them around to make sure that they are coated.
Then, sprinkle in your seasoning. My pick - Cajun seasoning (yes, it says Creole on the shaker...same thing in my world). Stir the chicken legs around to coat with the seasoning.
Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees, turning every 20 minutes or so. Mine were done after an hour of cooking.
Final step - serve it up!
These drumsticks really were easy! With only three ingredients and minimal prep, cooking was an absolute breeze. They have a nice crispiness to the outside and good flavor - all things that I love in a drumstick.
Now, if only I could do something about the air conditioning...
Nutrition per drumstick (excluding the seasoning): 138 cal, 9g fat, 2g sat fat, 59mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 0g carbs, 0g sugars, 0g fiber, 14g protein.
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