Curry Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Curry Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Ain’t nothing special about the name but when you bite in to one of these – whoa.  They take you to another level!  A sure-to-become summer (and year-round) favourite!  These drumsticks turn out crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside…exactly what you want from a chicken dinner.  I paired mine with some stove top asparagus cooked in a bit of coconut oil and a romaine lettuce salad tossed in my avocado basil dressing.  This has to be a go-to of mine – maybe it will be for you, too!  Check it out!


 2 tbsp garlic powder
 2 tbsp curry powder (I used madras)
 1-2 tbsp Himalayan salt
 10-12 chicken drumsticks, patted dry

Essentially, it’s equal parts garlic and curry, half part salt!  Mix up your powders in a big bowl, get a baking sheet lined with parchment to house the chicken after it’s coated…things are about to get messy so roll up those sleeves!  I suggest prepping the baking sheet before you get going with the chicken…and preheat your oven to 450F.  After you’ve done all that annndddd patted your chicken dry, grab a drumstick and chuck it in the bowl.  Using your fingers to twirl and cover it in the powder – all ends of it, top and bottom…sticking some powder under the skin and squishing it to make sure it sticks.  Lightly shake the drumstick and put it on the sheet.  Repeat until they’re all done.  Make sure they’re not touching and there’s space between them…Here’s what mine looked like before going in:

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When the oven beeps to let you know it’s ready, pop ‘em in!  They cook for 40 minutes. (It’ll seem like too long as your house becomes aromatic with each minute of cooking!!).  I rotate mine at 20 minutes but I have an older oven that I don’t trust is “evenly heated”.  If you fall in that category like me, rotate at 20 minutes, enjoy the smell, do not bite – and wait 20 more.

When they come out, they’re piping hot, watch yourself…the juiciness inside is even hotter so let them cool just a bit – maybe prep your plate with your other veggies!

But after all is said and done, ENJOY!

When to use this? 

At a summer patio party
Next time you want to surprise your partner with dinner
Any time it's dinner time!

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