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Crispy Baked Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Sauce

Crispy Baked Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Sauce

These baked chicken drumsticks are crispy-crunchy outside and succulent and juicy inside. Serve with sweet potato fries and spinach salad.


4 servings, 2 drumsticks & 2 tablespoons sauce

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes



  • 3/5cup fine dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat
  • 1/2teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 5teaspoons canola oil
  • 1large egg
  • 8chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds total), skin removed, trimmed

Honey-Mustard Sauce

  • 1/4cup nonfat plain yogurt, preferably Greek-style
  • 2tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2tablespoons honey
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a wire rack with cooking spray and set it on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs, paprika, onion powder and salt in a shallow dish. Drizzle with oil and mash with a fork until the oil is thoroughly incorporated. Lightly beat egg with a fork in another shallow dish. Dip the drumsticks into the egg, then press into the breading mixture until evenly coated on both sides. (Discard any remaining mixture and/or egg.) Place the chicken on the prepared rack.
  3. Bake the chicken until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a drumstick without touching bone registers 165°F, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. To prepare sauce: Combine yogurt, mustard, honey and pepper in a small bowl. Serve the sauce with the drumsticks.


To make your own fresh breadcrumbs, trim crusts from whole-wheat bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. To make fine breadcrumbs, process until very fine. To make dry breadcrumbs, spread coarse or fine breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry, about 10 to 15 minutes. One slice of bread makes about 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs or about 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs.

Cover and refrigerate the sauce (Step 4) for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings, 2 drumsticks & 2 tablespoons sauce)

Calories 299kcal
Carbohydrate Total 20g
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 9g
Fiber 2g
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 131mg
Sodium 510mg
Protein 29g
Potassium 345mg
Calcium 51mg
Folate 19mcg
Omega-3 1g
Omega-6 2g
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 3mg
Vitamin B3 7mg

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