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A serving dish filled with these oven baked barbecue chicken drumsticks with parsley as a garnish
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Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks made with a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce, baked juicy and delicious in the oven!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, BBQ Chicken, Drumsticks, Oven Baked
Servings: 12 Drumsticks
Calories: 222kcal


  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ cups BBQ sauce or to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400ᵒ and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl or ziplock bag mix olive oil, garlic salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and onion powder together. Coat drumsticks in mixture.
  • Place drumsticks on foil lined baking sheet and bake chicken for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Using a silicone brush, coat chicken with BBQ sauce and bake at 400ᵒ another 20 to 25 minutes (or until the chicken is done 165ᵒ) turning the heat up to 450ᵒ the last 5 minutes to caramelize. Cooking times vary based on size of drumsticks.
  • Remove from oven and serve.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg