Oven Fried Panko Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

Oven Fried Chicken legs dipped in an egg wash and dredged in a spice infused panko breadcrumb mixture to create the most finger licking good OVEN FRIED PANKO CRUSTED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS.

Oven Fried Panko Crusted Chicken Drumsticks in a Cast Iron Skillet

My husband calls this Out of Control Chicken! Yes he thinks it is that good! I love when something so simple makes him happy! This recipe is easy, quick, and won’t leave a hole in your wallet either!

This chicken really is AMAZING y’all and it really cooks so fast! Using the drumsticks allow for so much flavor and the meat is tender! Who would have thunk that simple ole drumsticks could be so delicious!

You will find this deliciousness much more often at my house now that my daughter has gone away to college. She is a no bone in meat kinda girl. She entertained the thought of no meat all! I almost felt like a failure as a mother lol! Just kidding. But any who, I used to always have to make her a plain ole chicken breast whenever we ate something so wild as this!

What you need for Oven Fried Chicken

  • Chicken Drumsticks (legs)
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Egg
  • Water
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Spices (Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder)
  • Olive Oil

Oven Fried Chicken Legs in a cast iron skillet cooked in butter

How to make the Best Oven Fried Chicken Legs

Now y’all get ready for all the hard steps in this recipe (WINK WINK). Not really this is so easy you will be wondering why you haven’t been making this all your life!

Now get out two shallow dishes. A pie plate or baking dish works well. Today I just used two 9 X 9 baking dishes. You know what I grabbed first out of the cabinet!

STEP 1.   Preheat oven to 425 °. Place butter in the cast iron or oven safe skillet (You can use a baking dish if you want) and place in oven to melt while you coat the chicken.

STEP 2.    Whisk together the egg and water. Get those chicken legs all coated in this bath. This prepares them for grabbing onto all those breadcrumbs and holding on.

Chicken Drumsticks in Egg wash in clear dish

STEP 3.     In the other dish combine your breadcrumbs with the Parmesan cheese and all those delicious spices. Koser salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and  wait – Oregano you ready for this deliciousness?

I know I am terrible at jokes!! But, I ain’t joking about how good this is.

Chicken Drumsticks rolled in Panko Breadcrumbs and spices

STEP 4.    Remove heated pan with all that melted butter from the oven. Place chicken in (not touching)! They don’t like that. This keeps everything nice and open and ready to get crispy. Drizzle the olive oil on top. I don’t measure , just a drizzle to make them sizzle! Cook for 25 minutes and then flip and cook for 20 minutes!

I like to sprinkle mine when they come out with a little parsley for color! Perfect Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken Drumstick up close


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Oven Fried Panko Crusted Chicken Drumsticks in a Cast Iron Skillet

Oven Fried Panko Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 drumsticks
Author: Nikki - Soulfully Made

Chicken legs dipped in an egg wash and dredged in a spice infused panko breadcrumb mixture to create the most finger licking good OVEN FRIED PANKO CRUSTED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS. 



  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano, dried
  • olive oil to drizzle on top of chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butter in cast iron or oven safe skillet and put in oven to melt. (This can be done on stove top as well)

  2. In a shallow dish whisk one egg and water together.

  3. In another shallow dish combine panko crumbs, parmesan, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano. 

  4. Dip the drumsticks first in the egg mixture and then in the panko, pressing to mixture into drumsticks to coat on all sides.

  5. Place drumsticks into the skillet of melter butter. Drizzle the drumsticks with olive oil.

  6. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes, turn chicken and bake for 20 mote minutes.

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  • I made this the other night and it was incredible!!! I had 14 large drumsticks so doubled the recipe and it worked out perfect. We have 3 picky eaters, ages 6, 9 & 11, and this is one of the first meals in a long time that everyone ate and didn’t complain about wanting something else. These were so incredibly easy to make and were so juicy the kids kept having to wipe their chins as they were eating. My husband and I loved them and probably had more than we should have. We had a couple left over so reheated them the next day and they were still just as good. This recipe is definitely a keeper in my kitchen!

    • Carolyn,

      You should see a print button on the recipe box itself. Click on the button and it should bring it up automatically. I just did a quick test to make sure it worked for me. Please let me know if you still are having an issue. I can walk you through another way that may work too.

      I am sorry I am just getting this to you. My son had senior prom this weekend, so I was away for a while preparing, taking pictures and the a few parents got together for dinner and a movie.


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