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Oven Fried Panko Crusted Chicken Drumsticks in a Cast Iron Skillet
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5 from 12 votes

Oven Fried Panko Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

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. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 drumsticks
Author: Nikki


  • 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


  • 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)
  • In a shallow dish whisk one egg and water together.
  • In another shallow dish combine panko crumbs, parmesan, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano. 
  • Dip the drumsticks first in the egg mixture and then in the panko, pressing to mixture into drumsticks to coat on all sides.
  • Place drumsticks into the skillet of melted butter. Drizzle the drumsticks with olive oil.
  • Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes, turn chicken and bake for 20 mote minutes.