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Oven Baked Drumsticks with Peruvian Spices

 Oven Baked DrumsticksPeruvian-style oven baked drumsticks marinate in vinegar and traditional spices like smoked paprika and cumin; this chicken is packed with flavor and roasts 30 minutes!

A single serving of our Peruvian roasted chicken served with serrano crema.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Chicken: I use chicken drumsticks for this recipe, but use leg quarters, thighs, drumsticks, or a combination of them; be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly. I also have a recipe for Peruvian Chicken that cooks a whole, spatchcocked chicken if you need to feed a crowd.
  • Peruvian Chicken Marinade: Cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic, distilled white vinegar, and olive oil flavor the chicken.

HOW TO MAKE OVEN-BAKED DRUMSTICKS

Adjust the oven rack to the upper-middle position and preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a wire rack.

Dry the drumsticks thoroughly with a cloth, and set them aside.

Drumsticks ready to marinade in peruvian chicken marinade.

Add cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar, and oil to a small bowl and stir to combine. Using a pastry brush, evenly distribute the mixture over the drumsticks.

A Peruvian chicken marinade coats the chicken drumsticks.

Line the drumsticks onto the wire rack. Roast for 20-30 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F. Around the 20 minute mark, begin checking the internal temperature of the drumsticks to be sure they cooked through.

Peruvian chicken drumsticks roast in the oven in about 30. mminutes.

Let the drumsticks rest for about 5 minutes, then serve with Serrano Crema.

Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks resting on a wire rack and ready to be served.

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COOKING TIPS

  • Insert your food thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken drumstick. The safe cooking temperature for chicken is 165° F (73° C).
Line the drumsticks with Peruvian marinade on the wire rack to be roasted.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Should I alter the recipe if I am roasting a whole chicken?

Use the same marinate, but increase the cooking time since you’re roasting a whole chicken; here is my recipe for a whole, Peruvian Chicken.

A whole roasted Peruvian chicken ready to serv.

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A single serving of our Peruvian roasted chicken served with serrano crema.

Oven Baked Drumsticks with Peruvian Spices

Tressa Jamil
Peruvian-style oven-baked drumsticks marinate in vinegar and traditional spices like smoked paprika and cumin; this chicken is packed with flavor and cooks in 30 minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Peruvian
Servings 5 people
Calories 674 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoon cumin, ground
  • 2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar, distilled
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Adjust the oven rack to the upper-middle position and preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a wire rack.
  • Dry the drumsticks thoroughly with a cloth, and set them aside.
  • Add cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar, and oil to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Using a pastry brush, evenly distribute the mixture over the drumsticks.
  • Line the drumsticks onto the wire rack. Roast for 20-30 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°. Around the 20 minute mark, begin checking the internal temperature of the drumsticks to be sure they cooked through.
  • Let the drumsticks rest for about 5 minutes, then serve with serrano crema.

Notes

Adapted From:
  • You’ll find the original recipe and inspiration for this post in Kenji Lopez-Alt’s book, The Food Lab. 
 
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice

Nutrition

Serving: 3 Chicken LegsCalories: 674kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 83gFat: 35gSodium: 1601mg
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Recipe Rating




Matt W.

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

Dinner win for my family! The seasoning was a perfect blend of zest and smokiness; very simple to follow recipe and is now a regular meal for the fam.

Tressa Jamil

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

That's exactly what I love to hear; thanks for giving it a try and making it a part of your dinner rotation.