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Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Crispy and tender Chicken drumsticks baked in the oven with a sweet and tangy bbq sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 522kcal
Author Rena


  • 4 lb Chicken drumsticks about 12
  • 2 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Onion powder
  • 2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Ground ginger
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 cups Sugar-free BBQ sauce or low sugar


  • In a mixing bowl, add drumsticks, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, ginger, salt, and pepper. Using your clean hands, generously rub the seasoning all over the drumsticks.
  • Refrigerate to allow the seasonings to penetrate the meat, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350F and line a roasting tin with aluminum foil for easy cleanup, if desired.
  • Transfer the chicken drumsticks to the prepared roasting tin arranging them on the wire rack with a little space in between.
  • Bake, in the middle of the oven, for 40 minutes, flipping half time.
  • When the time is up, remove from the oven and brush each chicken drumstick with BBQ sauce. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes, then flip the drumsticks and repeat the process once again.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving size is 2 drumsticks
  • You may use chicken breast or thighs
  • Use your favorite healthy BBQ sauce
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can store in a ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used. It is calculated using normal store-bought bbq sauce not sugar-free


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 2014mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 2247IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg