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10 Ways to Reinvent Chicken Drumsticks

Give your basic, weeknight drumsticks an upgrade with these clever ideas — that are guaranteed to please the whole family.

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Drumroll, Please

Flavorful, inexpensive and easy to prepare, chicken drumsticks are a busy family's secret weapon for pulling weeknight dinners together. There's nothing wrong with simple, traditional seasoning (like olive oil, salt and pepper) and roasting — but these sauced-up, creative new takes will definitely impress the littlest critics at your table.

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Chicken Parmesan Drumsticks

Here, chicken Parmesan is transformed into a one-pan meal you can eat out of hand. The drumsticks are oven-fried, then topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella and baked until the cheese is gooey.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumsticks

This is a faster version of fried chicken, using everyday pantry items. A quick toss in buttermilk and yellow mustard brings tangy flavor to the chicken, and the cornflake-herb crust offers a nice crunch.

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Thai-Style Satay Drumsticks

This easy recipe translates that favorite Thai appetizer, chicken satay, into a more substantial dinner.

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