Bring the flavors of the Italy home with these easy to make Baked Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks! Complete the meal by serving with couscous, roasted carrots, and tomato & cucumber salad for a family-friendly meal that's ready in just 40 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a small bowl prepare the chicken rub by mixing together the Italian seasoning blend, rosemary, parsley, and salt.
Lay the chicken drumsticks on a baking sheet or casserole pan and season the chicken with this mixture.
Bake the chicken drumsticks for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature is 185 degree F. If checking the drumsticks with a thermometer is not possible, slice the drumstick open and check to see that the meat is cooked and the juices run clear.
Meanwhile, prepare the garlic-Parmesan sauce by lightly cooking the minced garlic in the olive oil; about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool before adding the fresh basil, garlic seasoning salt, and Parmesan cheese. [See Note 2]
When the chicken is cooked through, toss the drumsticks with the garlic, basil, cheese, and olive oil sauce.
Italian seasoning blend is sold with the herbs and spices on the spice aisle. It is not the same as Italian salad dressing mix sold on the salad dressings and condiments aisle.
Lightly cooking the garlic in the olive oil removes the bitterness and spiciness of the raw garlic. If you prefer, you may leave it raw.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and for the recipe as written. Additions, substitutions, or ommisions will change the nutritional value.
1 serving (2 drumsticks) of this recipe contains 7ug (9%) of the daily allowance for Vitamin K.