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How to Cook Drumsticks in a Convection Oven

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author image Sara Ipatenco
Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
How to Cook Drumsticks in a Convection Oven
How to Cook Drumsticks in a Convection Oven Photo Credit Pamela Follett/Demand Media

A convection oven is a handy cooking tool to have because it cooks food more quickly than a conventional oven and yields more golden brown and juicy meat, according to the Fine Cooking website. Roasting chicken drumsticks in a convection oven isn't any more difficult than cooking them in a traditional oven, though you will need to use a lower temperature and expect a shorter cooking time.

Step 1

How to Cook Drumsticks in a Convection Oven
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Preheat the convection oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

How to Cook Drumsticks in a Convection Oven
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Place the chicken drumsticks on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Season the drumsticks with your favorite herbs and spices such as rosemary, garlic powder, cumin or thyme.

Step 3

How to Cook Drumsticks in a Convection Oven
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Transfer the baking sheet into the preheated convection oven. Place a shallow roasting pan on the rack directly underneath the chicken drumsticks; this will improve heat circulation in the oven.

Step 4

How to Cook Drumsticks in a Convection Oven
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Roast the chicken drumsticks until a meat thermometer inserted into the fattest part of the leg reads between 170 and 175 degrees Fahrenheit. The total cooking time can vary depending on how many drumsticks you're cooking at one time, however.

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Step 5

How to Cook Drumsticks in a Convection Oven
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Remove the chicken drumsticks from the convection oven, transfer them to a serving platter and serve them immediately.

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