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Cajun Chicken Drumsticks

5 minutes of prep time is all that’s needed to make these crispy-skinned Cajun Chicken Drumsticks. This recipe is always popular!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: cajun
Keyword: Chicken Drumsticks
Servings: 10 drumsticks
Calories: 172kcal


  • 10 drumsticks
  • 5 tablespoons butter

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a small bowl, stir together all the spices for cajun seasoning. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a jelly roll pan with nonstick spray. Line up drumsticks on the prepared tray.
  • Sprinkle with cajun seasoning on both sides. Leave the side with the most meat and skin facing up.
  • Put a dab of about 1/2 tablespoon butter on the top of each drumstick, on the part that is most meaty. The butter will melt all over the meat and skin, keeping the meat juicy, and making the skin crispy.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes in the oven.



Calories: 172kcal | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 173mg | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg