Not the most monumentally creative recipe I've ever posted, but a solid meal when paired with just about anything. Drumsticks to me are a comfort food. I love rolling up my sleeves, flipping my middle finger to the utensils drawer, chowing down with a drumstick in hand and then shamelessly licking my fingers. Realistically, when I eat drumsticks, I look like I'm about to have my last meal. I turn savage on you. Back hunched, crazy look in my eyes that reads "come any closer to me and my meal and you die", biting off WAY more than I can chew - skin and everything. Pretty much sucking the bones clean. It's quite a scene. Quite a gross scene. But whatever...who am I trying to impress? My boyfriend has already seen the worst of it after sharing a meal of Louisiana style ribs with me a while back, which - mind you - consisted of more savage, highly unladylike eating behavior. He's still around after that - bless his soul - so some foul drumstick play shouldn't scare him off. Past that, I'm pretty sure it's just my dog that looks at me now like I'm a freakin' lunatic when I eat finger food. It's either that or he's cursing me in his little doggy head for feeding him that bullshit dry dog food while I wave a crispy drumstick around like a wand.
- 5-6 drumsticks
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Pat the drumsticks dry.
- Combine spices in a shallow dish and rub the mixture all over the drumsticks.
- Melt the oil in a cast iron skillet on the stove on medium/high heat and add the drumsticks.
- Brown the drumsticks in the skillet, about 5 minutes total - making sure the flip them around at least once to make sure they brown evenly.
- Transfer the skillet into the oven and cook for 45 minutes or until the skin is crispy and the chicken is cooked through.