Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Baked chicken drumsticks with delicious Brussels sprouts and shallots, and a sweet chilli kick, an inexpensive and easy dinner for days when time is short. Healthy, quick, and so delicious!

Overhead shoot of 2 baked chicken drumsticks with sweet chilli sauce in a white bowl, shallots and brussels sprouts next to it

Are you bored of the same oven-baked chicken recipes that you have been making over and over again? It does happen to us all. Getting too familiar with a recipe makes us forget sometimes that there are so many other fantastic ways of cooking chicken, and still make you fall in love with it every single time.

It must be, without any doubt, the most loved meat all over the world. Perhaps not surprisingly, since it’s the quickest meat to cook too. The sweet chilli gives that lovely glaze and stickiness. Plus, it’s a lot healthier than just deep frying them in oil.

It might take a bit longer in the oven than it the frying pan, but you will tell the difference when you eat. And, if like me, you hate the smell of fried chicken on your clothes, then baking is the way forward.

Most of us would usually go for chicken breasts, but you would be surprised how tasty and succulent other parts of the chicken can be, like drumsticks or thighs. And they are a lot cheaper too, even when you go for the organic stuff.

2 baked chicken drumsticks with a small white bowl of sweet chilli, brussels sprouts and shallots next to it

Brussels sprouts seem to be everybody’s favourite vegetables in winter, especially when you think of the fancy Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. But there is no reason not to cook them in any other season too, if you can easily find them in shops.

In my local supermarkets you can find them all year around, although I am not sure whether they are as tasty. Some vegetables are even tastier when they are in season.

British people love, absolutely love Brussels sprouts, so I am lucky supermarkets always have fresh and frozen ones. The baked shallots have such a lovely sweet caramelised flavour that they just goes so well with the baked chicken drumsticks.

If you are looking for other sides to go with the glazed drumsticks, here I have a few:

A white plate with sweet chilli baked chicken drumsticks with Brussels sprouts and shallots

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5 from 1 vote
2 baked chicken drumsticks on a white plate
Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

Baked chicken drumsticks with delicious Brussels sprouts and shallots, and a sweet chilli kick, an inexpensive and easy dinner for days when time is short. Healthy, quick, and so delicious!.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 370 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce plus extra to serve
  • 100 g fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 50 g shallots
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. (430 degrees Fahrenheit).

  2. Peel and wash the shallots and add them to a pan of salty water together with the Brussels sprouts.
  3. Boil for about 20 minutes until tender.
  4. Drain the water and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, oil a non-stick baking dish and place the drumsticks.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle a bit of oil over them, then pop them in the oven for 30 minutes, turning them half the way through.
  7. You can remove some of the chicken juice, if you think there is quite a bit in the dish, since that will prevent the chicken drumsticks from colouring nicely.
  8. Brush the drumsticks with chilli sauce, add the cooked Brussels sprouts and shallots and put them back in the oven for other 40 minutes, checking on them from time to time. You can lower the temperature at 200 degrees C (390 Fahrenheit).

  9. When ready, remove from the oven and serve with extra sweet chilli sauce.
Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 1192mg 50%
Potassium 615mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 53.9%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  • Reply
    Camilla Hawkins
    July 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

    What delicious drumsticks etc, my family would go crazy for these and great to discover your blog too:-) Shall go and find you on Twitter now:-)

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      July 1, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you, Camilla! I am glad you like my blog. I’m afraid l’m not on Twitter for now, but was thinking about signing up one of these days ?

  • Reply
    Azlin Bloor
    July 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

    That looks and sounds simple amazing! I do love sweet chilli sauce, and perfect having the sprouts on the side!

  • Reply
    July 1, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I love how simple this meal is!t looks really tasty 🙂

  • Reply
    July 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I rarely use chicken breast (after all, you’re right) it’s dry. Special attention deserves your side. The shallots and Brussels sprouts is exactly what you need to those lovely drumsticks! And yes, I’m hungry 🙂

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    July 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    This sounds like it’d be so simple to make and the result would be delicious and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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    May 31, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    The glaze on those drumsticks look amazing, we had baked chicken legs for lunch, but I would have no problem eating some of your chicken right now. 🙂 We only get fresh Brussels sprouts in winter around here, but I always seem to have some frozen ones in the house, they are a great side for so many dishes.

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