Best Mediterranean Oven-baked Chicken Drumsticks for Dinner Parties
Mediterranean oven-baked chicken drumsticks are moist, flavorful, and super easy to make. Even those who do not usually cook can make this recipe! The crispy, flavorful skin and juicy dark meat make this dish a family favorite.
The seasonings on these oven-baked drumsticks are inspired by Turkish spices and flavors. Although it may seem like there are lots of spices, they all blend together to create the ultimate depth of flavor. If you like these seasonings, you can also use the combination to marinate a whole chicken.
Oven-baked chicken drumsticks are perfect for feeding a crowd since they are more filling than chicken wings. Give the drumsticks at least 4 hours to marinate in the seasoning for the best results. The longer you marinated the drumsticks, the easier it is for the seasoning to seep through the meat. So, when it is done; it taste delicious! This chicken drumstick recipe taste scrumptious when served with my yogurt feta cheese dipping sauce.
How to Season Chicken Drumsticks
There are plenty of seasonings that pair well with chicken drumsticks. They can be seasoned exactly how chicken wings would normally be seasoned. You can use ranch seasoning, lemon pepper, Cajun seasoning, garlic herb, BBQ, or come up with your own seasoning. This Mediterranean oven-baked chicken uses a mix of Turkish-inspired seasonings with the perfect balance of flavors.
|12 pieces chicken drumstick|
|½ cup yogurt|
|2 tablespoons red pepper paste|
|1 tablespoon dry oregano|
|½ teaspoon chili flakes|
|1 teaspoon cardamom|
|1 teaspoon cumin|
|1 teaspoon turmeric|
|1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper|
|1 teaspoon sumac|
|1 teaspoon paprika|
|½ teaspoon black pepper|
|2 teaspoon salt|
|10 cloves roasted garlic (smashed plus 2 tablespoons extra olive oil)|
|Juice of 1 lemon|