Spicy Drumsticks

The title of this recipe, Spicy Drumsticks, is a misnomer, at least the way the ingredient amounts are listed. There is chili powder used but I think you’d have to use more than the 2 teaspoons in order for it to be really spicy.

But, don’t get me wrong — they tasted great! I’d make them again and again because, quite frankly, I continue to enjoy easy to make recipes since I like to work outside in the yard. In winter when I’m more indoors, I like the more “complicated” recipes.


I served this with roasted asparagus and a Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Salad. So good!

Here’s the recipe for you …


  • 3 tbsp butter, melted (you can also use coconut oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 10 chicken drumsticks (I only used 7 drumsticks as that’s what came in the package)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the garlic, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and butter.
  3. Add the chicken to the mixture and mix well to ensure all the meat is evenly coated with the seasonings.
  4. Place the chicken drumsticks on a large baking sheet with space in between to prevent overlap.
  5. Cook for about 1 hour, until the chicken is well cooked turning the pieces once during the cooking process.

That’s it! What a fun and easy paleo chicken dinner!

Spicy Drumsticks
Spicy Drumsticks



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