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Garlic and Paprika Chicken

Garlic and Paprika Chicken - Deliciously baked crispy, juicy and tender chicken drumsticks with a garlic and smoked paprika sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken drumsticks, garlic paprika chicken
Servings: 12
Calories: 209kcal


  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup parsley fresh, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon oregano fresh, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 F degrees.
  • In a small skillet heat the olive oil. Add the garlic, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes and the herbs. Cook for about 1 minute over medium heat, do not burn the garlic.
  • Clean and dry the drumsticks and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Pour this olive oil mixture over the drumsticks and make sure the drumsticks are coated thoroughly with the olive oil/paprika mixture.
  • Place the drumsticks in a 9x13 baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes or until chicken legs are cooked through.
  • Serve with your favourite side dish and/or salad.



If you can't find smoked paprika, regular paprika will work as well.
This spice blend can be used on any type of chicken. This cook time will be the same for breasts and leg quarters. 
Stored in an air tight container properly cooled, this chicken dish will keep for 3 - 4 days in the fridge. Just reheat in the microwave or the oven if you'd prefer when ready to eat.
Place the drumsticks on a baking sheet and allow to freeze till frozen through, place the drumsticks in a freezer bag or an air tight container after wards and this method will allow them to keep for 4 - 6 months. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw in the fridge over night when ready to eat. Just reheat in the oven at 350 F degrees till warmed through and enjoy!
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1drumstick | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.2mg