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!
Preheat oven to 375F.
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.
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.
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.
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.