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Marinated Baked Chicken Drumsticks + video

 Marinated Baked #Chicken Drumsticks #recipe

This is one of those dishes that don't require too much standing nor spending time in the kitchen -It's easy peasy lemon squeezy. I actually made two recipes out of this one, but I will first share starter recipe. I am working on a post for a spicy, sweet and delicious chicken drumsticks. Most definitely mouth watering! 

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Since the Superbowl is around the corner, I can imagine that you already started to plan the menu for the party. Is this healthy version or better said option to share with your family and friends. It's full of flavor and goes pretty much good with any side dish. 
I will also have later this week's round up and my food vision what could be yummy for your Superbowl party. So stick around, it's gonna be a fun week ahead! 
I have to apologize for my short posts. It's not that I don't have the time to write a long post and about what's going on in my life... But it's just one of those periods that you rather spend writing a short intro about the recipe than about everyday life that could be not boring, but somewhat monotone. It's just part of the motherhood! 

 Marinated Baked Chicken Drumsticks

WATCH MY NEW VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE  Marinated Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Marinated Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Serves 4-6  | Total time: 80+ minutes
Prep:10 min. | Marinade: 30 min+ | Cook: 40-45 min.
  • 8-10 chicken drumsticks
  • Drizzle of Oil (1 tbsp.)
  • Sprinkle seasoning for chicken/to taste (such as Weber, McCormick etc.)
  • 1 cup light Soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 Onion, 
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock, low sodium 
  • Juice of 1 Orange
 Marinated Baked Chicken Drumsticks

  1. In a large Ziploc bag, place chicken drumsticks. OR You can use large mixing bowl, and just cover the chicken to marinate with plastic foil (film). You can take the skin off, if you dislike. Pour in Soy sauce and drop crushed and peeled garlic, onion,  and for a little kick and sweetness balance it with juice of 1 orange. Close the bag, massage the chicken drumsticks with all the marinade for a few seconds to code everything. Put on the side and let it marinade for about hour or so (in the fridge), If you are using large bowl, same method, push the chicken under the marinade, so the liquid is above or at the same level as the chicken. Cover and place in the fridge. Do not leave it on the countertop if you will marinade the chicken for 30 minutes or more - you have to keep in the fridge.  
  2. Heat the oven to 425°F/218°C/Gas Mark 7.  Lightly oil a large baking dish, use roasting grills, which work amazing when you bake chicken. Take the drumsticks out of the marinade, pour a bit of oil, and massage the chicken, then season with seasoning for chicken- maybe a few sprinkles on each piece of chicken and arrange the drumsticks in a single layer. 
  3. Sprinkle a little more of chicken seasoning and bake in the hot oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and drumstick's internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit/75°C.
Serve it immediately with salad, roasted potatoes or perhaps steamed rice and broccoli.


  • This could be marinated overnight. The taste will be only deeper and richer. This recipe is for a quick lunch/dinner fix, the taste is great regardless. 
  • SEASONING is really up to your preference, but keep in mind that chicken is marinated in a SOY sauce, so you wouldn't need much seasoning or salt. Just perhaps pinch or so on each piece.  I use mostly KICK’N CHICKEN SEASONING by Weber. Like they stated on their website, it has a citrus flavor, swimming alongside the mouthwatering spiciness of onion, garlic and red pepper with a hint of orange peel. It's great with pork, veggies and fish, too. 
  • Sometimes I add ginger to the marinade, or scallions. 
  • You can use: Chicken Thighs, or wings/darker meat for this. If you would like to use chicken breast I recommend to cut it into strips OR bite size pieces and saute in the pan on the stove after marination with tablespoon of oil, cook until done/10 minutes if the pieces are thin or smaller. 
 Marinated Baked Chicken Drumsticks

I hope all of you going  to have an amazing week ahead! Stay warm and healthy!
Your friend,


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  1. Looks so simply and yummy! Your photos speak volume for your short posts. You've gotta give me some photo taking tips! =)

  2. Your drumsticks look amazing, Sandra! I usually have drumettes in my freezer. The marinate is very easy and they are always in my kitchen! Definitely will give this a try!

  3. It looks super delicious! I'm already excited to see your spicy version. :) I think I'm at a similar mental status as you right now. Hope everything is well.

  4. I just finished making the marinate, plan on letting it sit for at least a few hours (I will say though, I did add a bit of honey (1 tsp) and 3 cloves of garlic)

    1. Honey will add more sweetness and balance...sounds delicious already!!!! I hope you enjoy it, and thank you for trying! :)

  5. Sandra, thank you so much for this recipe. I marinated for a couple of hours, used teriaky sauce instead, 3 cloves of garlic and fresh orange juice. It came out delish! Easy & yummy. Two thumbs up.

    1. Fantastic! So happy to hear that you liked it! Thank you so much for trying the recipe! :)

  6. Gorgeous photos! Looking really juicy and yummy, drumsticks easily get a little bit boring. Great job.

  7. Great easy chicken! Yummy finger lickin good!

  8. What kind of baking dish did you use? One that drains the liquid/fat off (like the roasting dish every oven comes with) or a normal 9x13-type pan? Trying it tonight!

    1. Actually I tried both pan for roasting with wire, and the regular baking pan. It really just depends what you prefer. I like it cooked in chicken oil while it's baking, but my husband prefers it all around crispy. I hope you like it and let me know if you have any additional questions!

  9. I made this tonight and the whole family loved it!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  10. I'm confused what happens with the chicken stock? Is that just for the veggies?

    1. Chicken stock is used in the marination process, which should be discarded later.
      1 cup light Soy sauce
      3 garlic cloves, crushed
      1/4 Onion,
      1/2 cup chicken stock, low sodium
      Juice of 1 Orange
      Mix all that and pour over the chicken and marinade for about hour or so (in the fridge).
      Hope that clears it up :)


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