Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks


Move over, turkey! Serve up Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks for an easy, attractive and delicious main dish for your Friendsgiving dinner. With fresh herbs and golden honey, these drumsticks can’t be beat!

Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks by The BakerMama

Move Over, Turkey!

I love a Thanksgiving turkey. Who doesn’t? But let’s be real about how much work a turkey takes! And for your Friendsgiving feast, these Honey Roasted Chicken Drumsticks are a delicious alternative that won’t have you up at all hours. There’s no giblets to mess with. No poultry thermometer. They won’t spend hours defrosting and even more hours in the oven. And yet, these honey roasted herb drumsticks taste like you’ve made all that effort and more. Golden, crackly skin, moist, tender meat, and just the right amount of seasoning… well, let’s just hope you’ve made enough. These drumsticks are really hard to beat. Get it? drumsticks? Beat? I’ll be here all week, folks!

Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks by The BakerMama

Seasoned simply and brushed with golden honey, this is the low-key main dish that looks and tastes anything but. Your guests will be impressed and reaching for more. Speaking of guests! This recipe is so easy to size-up if you’re throwing a larger dinner party. The more, the merrier!

Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks by The BakerMama

How to Make Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

First, preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Then, in a small bowl, stir together the oregano, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper.

Pat the drumsticks dry with paper towels. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush them all over with 1/4 cup melted butter and then rub evenly with the seasoning mix. Roast uncovered for 10 minutes, until the skin is browned.

Meanwhile whisk together 1/4 cup melted butter and 2 tablespoons honey for the glaze. Remove the drumsticks from the oven. Turn the oven to 350°F. Brush the drumsticks with half of the glaze and return to the oven to roast for 15 minutes. Remove and brush with the remaining glaze. Let continue roasting for another 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute and settle. Serve and enjoy!

Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks by The BakerMama

If you make these Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving feast, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Have fun and enjoy!

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Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks by The BakerMama

Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks


  • Author:
    The BakerMama

  • Prep Time:
    10 min

  • Cook Time:
    40

  • Total Time:
    50 minutes

  • Yield:
    8

Description

Move over, turkey! Serve up Honey Herb Roasted Chicken Drumsticks for an easy, attractive and delicious main dish for your Friendsgiving dinner. With fresh herbs and golden honey, these drumsticks can’t be beat!


Drumsticks:

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the oregano, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Pat the drumsticks dry with paper towels. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Brush them all over with 1/4 cup melted butter and then rub evenly with the seasoning mix.
  5. Roast uncovered for 10 minutes, until the skin is browned.
  6. Meanwhile whisk together 1/4 cup melted butter and 2 tablespoons honey for the glaze.
  7. Remove the drumsticks from the oven. Turn the oven to 350°F.
  8. Brush the drumsticks with half of the glaze and return to the oven to roast for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove and brush with the remaining glaze. Let continue roasting for another 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
  10. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute and settle.



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