Baked Chicken Thighs And Drumsticks

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This tender and juicy baked chicken thighs and drumsticks recipe is delicious, so easy and only takes less than 1 hour to make. A perfect after work dinner!

Almost every Saturday we have guests over for dinner. We just love having people around who also enjoy food just like us. Last Saturday our friend Natalia came over for dinner with her husband and their teenage son, Miguel. I made lots of food including the baked chicken legs. But Miguel and his dad were just eating chicken thighs and legs dipped in a BBQ sauce (from this recipe, I just cooked it down until the sauce was nicely thick and rich.). A few days later Natalia sent a text asking for the recipe. I promised her to send it this weekend.

The chicken is packed with flavors! Seasoned with salt, smoked paprika, cumin, pepper, garlic, onion and parsley!

Tastes great served with fried potatoes, baked potatoes, rice or any salad of your choice. I served it with avocado and tomato salad, pasta tuna salad, baked potatoes and a BBQ dip.

What you’ll need to make baked chicken legs (thighs and drumsticks)

  • 6 chicken quarters (1.6 kg/ 3 ½ lbs)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt

How to make baked chicken thighs and drumstick recipe

Preheat the oven to 250 ° C (482 °F), with both top and bottom heat. Pat dry chicken quarters with pepper towels and separate them into thighs and drumsticks.

Transfer the chicken to a bowl or container and add all the seasonings. Mix together nicely the meat and seasonings with your hands.

Transfer the meat onto a greased baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes. Turn the meat halfway.

After 35 minutes switch off the oven and let the chicken be inside the still warm oven for 5 minutes, before serving. Enjoy!

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Baked chicken thighs and drumsticks

This tender and juicy baked chicken thighs and drumsticks recipe is delicious, so easy and only takes less than 1 hour to make. A perfect after work dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: African, European
Keyword: appetizer, chicken, dinner party, family dinner, Game Day, gluten free, keto recipes, Low carb
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Bowl or container
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken quarters (1.6 kg/ 3 ½ lbs) 
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 250 °C (482 °F), with both top and bottom heat. Pat dry chicken quarters with pepper towels and separate them into thighs and drumsticks. Transfer the chicken to a bowl or container and add all the seasonings. Mix together nicely the meat and seasonings with your hands. Transfer the meat onto a greased baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes. Turn the meat halfway. After 35 minutes switch off the oven and let the chicken be inside the still warm oven for 5 minutes, before serving. Enjoy!

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