Chicken Drumsticks with Smoky Spice Rub

Learn how to take your chicken drumsticks to the next level. Only 5 minutes to prepare, then let the oven do all the work while you do something more fun.

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Preparation time

5 mins

Cooking time

45 mins


  • 8 Ritchies chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons each: Smoked red paprika, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Ground fennel
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • to serve
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream


Preheat oven to 190oC

In a large bowl, mix the spices, chilli flakes, salt, and lemon zest. With clean hands, lightly rub the chicken legs with olive oil, then toss in the spice mix until well coated. Lay the spice mix coated legs on a baking or roasting tray and place in the preheated oven. Roast for about 45 minutes or until the spice crust is a rich crisp red and the chicken is fully cooked through.

Serve with sour cream, sprinkled with a little smoked paprika and a salad.

Serves 4 ( or 2 really hungry people). Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 45 minutes.

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