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Dry Rub Baked Chicken Recipe

Dry Rub Baked Chicken - the easiest and quickest oven-baked chicken drumsticks. Just coat the chicken with dry rub, salt and dinner is done. Prep time is only 10 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Dry Rub Baked Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 329 kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons meat dry rub
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. Rinse the chicken drumsticks with cold water, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Rub the dry rub generously onto the skin and meat of the drumsticks.

  3. Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven. At 20 minutes mark, take the chicken out and brush the chicken with olive oil. Turn the chicken drumsticks to the other side and bake for another 10 minutes.

  4. Check doneness of the chicken by cutting a slit through the meat. If the meat is not cooked through, bake for another 5-10 minutes. Serve the chicken with BBQ sauce.

Recipe Notes

To make the dry rub, please follow my homemade dry rub recipe. You can also buy bottled dry rub from grocery stores in the spices aisle.

Do not discard the chicken dripping on the baking sheet. Save the dripping by scooping it up and pour it over the chicken.

You can grill the chicken on an outdoor or indoor grill.

Nutrition Facts
Dry Rub Baked Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 695mg30%
Potassium 428mg12%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.