Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Spices

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Quick, easy and cheap eats can be delicious! Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies for a easy comfort meal the whole family will love. If you have little ones sensitive to too much spice leave the cayenne pepper out and it will still be very tasty with the blend of various chili powders that are complex but without heat. 


8 chicken drumsticks
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Kosher Flake Sea Salt
2 teaspoons light chili powder
2 teaspoons dark chili powder
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mild cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Preheat your oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Wipe the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels and set drumsticks aside.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, chili powders, and black pepper to create a paste. Pour the mixture over the chicken pieces and coat the chicken well on all sides and arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Bake the drumsticks until cooked through and juices run clear, about 40 minutes to an internal temperature of 165°.

Remove from the oven and seal tightly with foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving for incredibly moist chicken.


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