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5 from 2 votes

Spice Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dairy Free, Gluten/Grain Free, Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal, Whole30


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or ghee/butter)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (swap for 1 crushed clove garlic if SCD)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lay the chicken drumsticks out evenly on the baking sheet and brush each with the melted coconut oil.
  • In a small bowl add all of the spices, salt and pepper and stir so that they are well combined. 
  • Sprinkle half of the spices evenly over the top of each of the drumsticks. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. 
  • After 30 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven, flip the drumsticks over, brush with coconut oil and sprinkle with the remaining spices. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes. 
  • To crisp up the skin turn the oven to broil and cook the chicken for another 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle the chicken with fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy!