Life is hectic enough, getting a flavorful dinner on the table that won’t break the bank doesn’t have to be! Baked Garlic Paprika Chicken drumsticks are easy and affordable made with simple pantry ingredients.
Baked Garlic and Paprika chicken drumsticks are an easy meal that’s an absolute go-to for my family especially on busy school nights. This entree feeds a family of 4 for about $3.63.
I start by whisking together the garlic-paprika rub. Then I generously coat each drumstick before laying it in baking pan. Any leftover rub, I pour over the top of the chicken before it hits the oven. While the chicken bakes, I prepare the sides, in this case, mashed potatoes, and steamed carrots. If you wanted, there is also plenty of time to roast the potatoes and carrots in the oven while the chicken bakes.
8 chicken drumsticks 3.63 (half of a family pack which had 17 drumsticks for $7.71)
2 lbs potatoes $0.70 from an 8lb bag for $2.79
1 lb carrots $.49______________________
Baked Garlic Paprika Chicken Drumsticks
Yield 4 Servings
Life is hectic enough, getting a flavorful dinner on the table that won't break the bank doesn't have to be! Baked Garlic Paprika Chicken drumsticks are easy and affordable made with simple pantry ingredients. This entire meal, including sides costs just $4.82
- 8 chicken drumsticks
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- pinch red pepper flakes, optional
- 1 teaspoon dry oregano
- 2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Clean and dry the drumsticks and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, paprika, pinch of red pepper flakes. Whisk together to form a loose paprika garlic chicken rub.
- Coat the drumsticks thoroughly with the marinade mixture and place in an alternating pattern in a shallow 9 x 13- inch roasting pan. Pour any remaining marinade over the top of the chicken.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until the chicken legs are cooked through and the juices run clear (165 degrees F).
- Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables.
- Recipe Jo Cooks
Courses Dinner, entree, main meal
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