Here is the easiest drumstick recipe I’ve ever fixed. It is inspired by the Jolly Jack Chicken recipe on p. 164 in the new Trim Healthy Future book by Rashida Simpson. I highly encourage you get that book! It’s chock full of food inspiration, especially if you eat low carb/keto. I love the Trim Healthy Mama books because the food is so yummy. The recipes are designed for mamas who want to lose and or maintain their weight and also nourish their families with the same food, so you don’t have to fix two dinners.
I think you will agree that this recipe is simple yet yummy! It just takes some planning because the chicken takes over an hour to bake.
The ingredients are simple: chicken drumsticks, salsa, and your favorite cheese, grated.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Pour salsa into a bowl.
Grate a bunch of cheese. More if you have a lot of drumsticks, like 3-4 cups. Less if you have 5-6 drumsticks.
Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
Place drumsticks on the paper, lining them up in rows without touching each other.
Spread salsa onto each chicken leg, covering as much as you can, by spooning it on.
Sprinkle cheese on top. Keep as much cheese as you can off the paper.
Bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Serve with a fresh green leaf lettuce and dressing, along with potatoes or rice, for those who aren’t watching weight. If you are watching weight serve with roasted broccoli, green beans or cabbage with plenty of butter and salt. Delicious!
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