Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks


These chicken drumsticks are coated in breadcrumbs with oregano, paprika, and pepper and are oven cooked rather than deep-fried. This recipe is incredibly easy to prepare, making it a perfect party appetizer for any occasion.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
16 servings


  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs beaten

  • ¼ cup fat-free milk

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¾ cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 16 chicken drumsticks, skinned

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 Snipped fresh oregano

  • 1 Lemon wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two large shallow baking pans with foil and grease; set aside. In a small bowl combine egg product and milk. In a shallow dish combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, oregano, paprika and pepper.

  2. Dip chicken drumsticks into egg mixture; coat with crumb mixture. Arrange drumsticks in prepared baking pans, making sure pieces do not touch. Drizzle with melted butter.

  3. Bake, uncovered, for 45 to 55 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (180 degrees F for drumsticks). Do not turn chicken pieces during baking. If desired, sprinkle with fresh oregano and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
8g Fat
5g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Serving Size 1 drumstick
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g 45%
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Vitamin A 237IU 5%
Folate 7mcg 2%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 279mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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