Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Potatoes


Use your favorite dried herb blend to season both the drumsticks and the sauce in this healthy sheet-pan dinner. A garlic-and-herb mix is crowd-pleasing, but something with a little more heat, like Cajun seasoning, would be delicious too. Whichever way you go, opt for a salt-free version to keep the sodium down in this quick and easy chicken recipe.

Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 medium russet potato, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt plus a pinch, divided

  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks

  • 3 teaspoons dried herb seasoning blend, divided

  • 6 tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Toss sweet potatoes, potato, onion, oil, rosemary, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Spread evenly on the prepared pan. Add chicken to the bowl and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons herb seasoning, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables.

  3. Roast the chicken and vegetables on the bottom rack, stirring once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a drumstick without touching bone registers 165 degrees F and the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Move the pan to the upper rack and turn the broiler to high. Broil until the chicken starts to brown, about 3 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, stir sour cream and lemon juice with the remaining 1 teaspoon herb seasoning and pinch of salt in a small bowl. Serve the chicken and vegetables with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

552 Calories
19g Fat
42g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. chicken, 1 1/2 cups vegetables & 1 1/2 Tbsp. sauce each
Calories 552
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 51g 102%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 263mg 88%
Vitamin A 20268IU 405%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 42mcg 11%
Sodium 713mg 31%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 98mg 23%
Potassium 1288mg 27%

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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