These chicken drumsticks are ready to take center stage on your dinner table. They’re from the lower portion of the chicken leg quarter—a flavorful dark-meat cut loved by kids and adults alike. When you need to shake up a classic chicken meal, give these a try.

Our drumsticks are a perfect addition to any family BBQ in the summertime. Colder weather? Baked chicken drumsticks with a mix of tandoori spices and some lemony yogurt will warm you right up.

How to Cook Drumsticks

The ButcherBox Kitchen has your guide to crispy chicken drumsticks.

Our Favorite Recipe for Drumsticks

These baked chicken drumsticks are full of flavor thanks to a quick spice rub.

BBQ Dry Rubbed Drumsticks

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Protein: Poultry
Cut: Drumsticks
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Course: Main Course, Meal Prep
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 pkg ButcherBox Drumsticks any chicken cut works great

BBQ Dry Rub

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper


  • Mix dry rub ingredients together in mixing bowl. Then toss drumsticks in mix, massage rub into drumsticks. Place on a greased baking sheet in single layer. At this time they can go directly into the oven or cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Roast drumsticks for 20 minutes, then flip drumsticks and roast for 20 additional minutes.
  • At this point the drumsticks are ready to serve as is. An alternative procedure is to brush the drumsticks with your favorite bbq sauce and pop them on the grill or back in the oven to caramelize the BBQ sauce!
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