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Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic Butter
Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic Butter
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
A delicious oven-baked, gluten-free alternative to fried chicken, with an Italian twist. Great with bread to dip into the melted garlic butter (or serve with rice to keep it gluten-free).
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian-American
Keyword: chicken, chicken drumsticks, garlic parmesan
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Cooking with Mamma C
  • 10-12 chicken drumsticks (skinned)
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cooking spray
  • Italian sliced bread for dipping (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and grease it with cooking spray.
  2. Remove skin from each drumstick by using a paper towel to grasp the skin and pull it off. Rinse chicken in cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Melt butter in a pan on the stove or in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Grate Parmesan (use a Vitamix or food processor if you have one.) Place grated cheese on a dinner plate and mix in paprika and garlic powder.
  5. Set up an assembly line from left to right, with the chicken, the pan of melted butter, the plate with the seasoned Parmesan and the foil-lined pan. Use a fork to spear a drumstick, dip it in butter, then into the Parmesan mixture, coating all sides. Place the coated chicken on the foil-lined pan. Repeat for the rest of the chicken.
  6. Bake the chicken uncovered for one hour, or until completely cooked. Check for doneness by cutting into a piece. It should no longer be pink inside.
  7. Serve the chicken with sliced Italian bread to dip into the melted garlic butter from the pan (or to keep it gluten-free, serve with rice).
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 389mg17%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.