Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks

I'm always on the look out for new ways to bake chicken legs, and was excited to try this version to get that crisped coating without the frying!

This recipe combines Parmesan and Italian seasonings with bread crumbs for a deliciously coated chicken leg recipe.

The chicken bakes up moist and tender, and the butter helps the coating get nice and crisped. This was a delicious chicken recipe, and we would definitely use it again! It's very versatile as well - you can play with the seasonings and tweak them to your preference. I really liked the touch of paprika mixed in with the oregano.

Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks

2 eggs beaten
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup fine dry Italian bread crumbs
2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
16 chicken drumsticks, skinned
1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and line a baking sheet with foil, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Assemble the dredging station by placing the beaten eggs and milk (whisked together) in one bowl, and in a large shallow dish (like a pie plate) combine the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, oregano, paprika, and black pepper. Mix to combine.
  3. Dip each leg first in the eggwash, and then roll in the bread crumbs. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. When all are prepped, drizzle the melted butter over the chicken.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165-180 degrees and coating is crisped. (Do not turn during baking).

Recipe from Eating Well


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