Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cajun Roast Drumstick

At times , I can be quite lazy and yesterday was one of those days where laziness took over , to avoid the washing and scrubbing of used wok, I just put the drumsticks to roast in the oven :) Marinated them with whatever spices I have and let the oven to do the necessary…while I go prepare a simple salad to go with the drumsticks.

Last nite, we had Cajun Roast Drumsticks and was really finger-licking good. Crispy skin drained off natural fat during the roasting process ...was scented with the Cajun spice….added with the chopped fresh oregano …a to die for piece of drumstick~deliciousness :) It was a once in a blue moon indulgence for us :p The whole house was filled with the aroma of cajun roastedness...I simply love this spice ..haha something I must have in my pantry at all times :)

half way through the roasting, take out and
sprinkle more cajun and paprika on the drumstick

natural fat drained off during the roasting process
leaving a crispy skin to our delights

remember to line the baking tray with parchment
paper for easy clean up later.....the natural fat will melt
and dripped on the paper.

the yellow bits on the drumsticks are chopped garlic
a tray full of cajun roasted goodness
crispy on the outside and moist juicy tender on the inside

^ *

Cajun Roast Drumstick


6 chicken drumsticks with the skin on

Salt ( to taste)

Cajun seasoning

Fresh oregano – chopped

* amount not given coz I just sprinkle on the spices without measuring :p **

Preparation :

Rub some salt and honey onto the drumsticks , sprinkle Cajun and praprika evenly on the drumsticks , leave to marinade for at least 1 hour or best to leave it overnight in the fridge for better taste. 10 minutes before roasting , chopped some fresh oregano and sprinkle all over the drumsticks.

Preheat oven at 250ยบ C and roast the drumsticks for 25 minutes , take out and sprinkle more cajun & paprika on the drumsticks and continue to roast for another 30 minutes till cooked. Remember to keep turning the drumsticks for even browning of the crispy skin.

* * for some sinful indulgence… I brushed some garlic butter on the drumsticks 10 minutes before taking them out of the oven…mmmmm sinful arteries clogging agent !



  1. these look wonderful love cajun spices

  2. May I ask how does cajun spices look like?


  3. that is a great BBQ recipe, very well thought

  4. This is my fav way of cooking. Just marinate it and stick it into the oven to do the job. Lazy hor :)

  5. I love your pics...
    My daughter adores chicken legs, but these maybe a little to spicy..I would love them.
    Thanks Elin

  6. These look mouthwatering....where do you get the cajun seasoning Elin? id love to try this

  7. @ Chow and Chatter : I think most ppl would love cajun spice..I used them in meat grill or roast :)

    @ Laura : Haha..yup it was good!

    @ Mandy : I used McCormick Cajun Seasoning. It consists of salt,chilli pepper,celery seed, mustard flour,thyme, pepper, garlic, onion, red pepper, tarragon, soybean oil and parsley all blended together and made into a seasoning ingredient for grills and roast . You get this from any supermarket spices section.

    Go here and see how it looks like-

    Hope this helps :)

    @ mathildescuisine : Yup good for grill and bbq :)

    @ ICook4Fun : Hi Gert, when I am stuck in a drama...this is the esy way out and I roast enough for the next day...when laziness gets the better of you..just warm up in the microwave ;) and dinner is serve!

    @ Miranda : Hi Miranda, you can reduce the cajun seasoning and add a bit more honey...I am sure your daughter will love it :)

    @ Zurin : Hi Zurin, I am sure you will love it. You can get them from any supermarket spice section. The brand is McCormick... ' Cajun Seasoning '. Your kids will love them...sedapnya :)))

  8. You make me mouth watering just by looking at the photos. It's time for me to learn how to roast chicken.

  9. Thanks for the details..
    I'll go for it..
    I've fed up with my "STANDARD MARINADE" and should explore something different ....


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