Chicken Drumsticks


  • 12 chicken drumsticks, skin on

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, optional

  • 1/2 cup ghee or coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F with a baking sheet large enough to fit the drumsticks inside (use 2 if needed).

  2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat melt the ghee or coconut oil and add the seasonings, mix well, remove from heat.

  3. Rinse and pat the drumsticks dry.

  4. Dip each drumstick into the mixture so they are fully coated.

  5. Place them on the preheated baking sheet(s).

  6. Once they have all been dipped use a pastry/cooking brush to give them one good last coating of the remaining butter.

  7. Place them in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 F. If using 2 baking sheets rotate halfway through.

  8. If you desire crispier skin turn on the broiler and let each sheet broil for a couple minutes, watching them closely.

  9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate.

  10. Enjoy!

Justin Massey