Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Written by Ariana deVries on Mar 25

A.k.a Beach Day Chicken

Another old photo bites the dust! 

From this...

Definitely cringe worthy. Why did I even post this?!

To this.

Ahh. Much easier on the eyes. 

I'd say my photography skills have gotten considerably better since the beginning days of this blog. Thank goodness! 

This recipe is a classic and a great substitute for fried chicken. With only a few ingredients, this is easy to prepare, and it still tastes yummy. There was an addition made to the recipe as well. I added some cayenne pepper to give the chicken a bit of a kick.

I had previously called it "Beach Day Chicken" because whenever Scott's family goes to the beach his mom always brings this. Now it reminds us of fun times and hot summer days. 

Summer. I could realllly go for that right now. 


Instead I'll stare out my window and dream of warmer times with crunchy chicken and warm sand (not mixed...although that is also possible). :)

So, if you're looking for a bit of a lighter "fried" chicken, you came to the right place. Continue scrolling for the recipe.

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Serving Size: 8-10 pieces Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes


8-10 pieces Chicken Drumsticks
1/2 cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
2 cups Corn Flakes Crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. In a large ziploc bag, mix together flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Add the crushed corn flakes and shake it all up in the bag. 
  3. Moisten the chicken pieces with water. Make sure they are well coated. 
  4. One piece at a time, drop them in the flour/corn flake mixture and shake until the chicken is completely covered. 
  5. Place in a baking pan (darker pans will brown the chicken better than a glass one).
  6. Bake for approx. 45 minutes.
  7. If the coating seems dry or floury looking as it's baking, drizzle some melted butter or olive oil over the chicken pieces. 
  8. Remove from the oven.

Enjoy the chicken either cold or hot!

Note: You can also use bone-in chicken thighs. They work great as well.

*This recipe is compliments of my mom-in-law. I basically copied her recipe word-for-word. ;)