By   May 20, 2016


Baked Chicken Legs/ Vera's Cooking/

This recipe is another example of a perfectly perfect easy and wallet-friendly family dinner. Whether you call them chicken drumsticks or chicken legs, you can be sure that it’s everybody’s favorite. These baked chicken drumsticks are juicy and delicious.  I cook for the family of five, and we appreciate leftovers (if there are any), but you can easily adjust this recipe for the amount of people that you cook for.


  • 3 lb. chicken drumsticks (about 1 large or 2 small drumsticks per person)
  • 1 + 1/2 cups soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • sea salt

Chicken Drumsticks (1 of 13)

In a large bowl, over chicken, pour soy sauce and fill up with filtered water to the top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to bake. I used to leave chicken drumsticks marinating overnight, and they turned out so good and flavorful, but in that case omit the salt, because they’ll be already salty enough from all that soy sauce.

Chicken Drumsticks (2 of 13)

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat dry chicken drumsticks with paper towel and arrange in one layer in pan, turning to coat with avocado oil and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle some sea salt which will add extra crispiness to the chicken skin.

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Bake at 375 degrees F for 45-60 minutes, turning once.

Enjoy with garlic mashed potatoes, and/or fresh salad!

Baked Chicken Legs/ Vera's Cooking/

Now, I know its kinda late, but I’d like to share some of my Mother’s Day memories. I meant to do it last week, but due to being super busy in my garden, and everything else in between, I’ve got so backed up on many things. So, Mother’s Day… I woke up in the morning in some sort of shock, it was suspiciously quiet in the house. Normally, there would be arguments, cartoons and  “what’s for breakfast?” going on every 2 minutes. Not a chance to ever sleep in on weekends. I got up, and what I saw, almost brought me to tears. The beds were made up, cereal for breakfast was served (which typically doesn’t happen at my house), the girls were peacefully playing board games, QUIETLY, so mommy can finally get some rest. Awe! So it’s possible after all!

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I’ve got some amazing gifts as well. A super cute pillow that perfectly goes with my bedroom décor, love it! A gorgeous painting by my daughter, that makes me only wish I had enough walls to display their beautiful art.

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We had a nice lunch at the local restaurant, and while waiting for our food, my daughters were creating gifts, once again, with crayons. I felt extremely special!

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Traditional Mother’s Day Tea Party at my youngest daughter’s school made me realize that despite of all the rainy days of motherhood, I’m so happy to be a mom to my sweet girls.

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This is a beautiful view from Larrabee Park in Bellingham, where we went to hang out after lunch.

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And of course, a picture together with my sweethearts. Wow, they’re getting so big!Mother's Day (10 of 19)


  1. Fae's Twist & Tango

    Vera, Your Mother’s Day segment is absolutely DELIGHTFUL! You have three treasures, who have taken after their kind, talented and beautiful Mother. (I’m sure their Daddy has something to do with it too, and he’ll be cheered and credited on Father’s Day 😀 ).
    I know how yummy these baked drumstick taste. My mouth is drooling as I am writing. Yummy!

    1. Vera Post author

      Thank you dear Fae! Their Daddy has a lot to do with it, for sure 😀 Have a great weekend!

  2. Tzivia

    Mmmmm wow vera always looking for new chicken creations looks way good and yummmm however I’m wondering if I can sub something else in place of the soy sauce I’m allergic and can’t eat too much of it love chicken soooooo very tasty happy blessed Sunday vera darlin cheers

    1. Vera Post author

      You can also marinate chicken in Teriyaki sauce or you can skip marinating, but in that case you’d have to season your chicken really good with salt and pepper. Marinating process makes meat juicy and tender. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. Tzivia

    Thanx @ always darlin tho was wondering if pomegranate molasses would be a really good substitute finally bought it today there’s a Russian supermarket only 3 blocks from my house and figured gotta try especially for that particular dressing love marinating food stuff like chicken overnight or even for a few hours btw love the pix sooooo very beautiful spring time and oh my word your girls are really getting so very big your middle one looks exactly like you totally a spitting image lol

    1. Vera Post author

      I have never tried marinating chicken in pomegranate molasses, but first thing that comes to my mind is that if you add a little bit of acidity than why not? I’d make marinade by combining together pomegranate molasses, olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon zest, kosher salt, and mint leaves. Also, molasses would work perfectly for glazing the chicken. This is a whole new recipe right there! You’re welcome! 😀

      1. Tzivia

        Had a package of mini drummies and used the pomegranate molasses brandy ketchup dijon mustard cherry jam honey and olive oil next time will hafta try it with garlic cloves and fresh mint thanx tons for the tip luv came out really gr8 was such a big hit

        1. Vera Post author

          Wow! Very interesting combination of flavors! It’s totally amazing to try new ingredients and flavors. That’s why I love cooking so much! Thank you so much for your comment! Feel free to snap a picture of your creation and post it on my facebook page

          1. Tzivia

            Yup ditto me 2 gurl and baking also btw gotta try ur dessert recipes they look really way tantalizing and so very yummm yea those baby drummiea were the bomb think I’ll finish the rest for lunch tomorrow along with my side of yellow fragrant Jasmine rice and roasted cauliflower in a balsamic honey reduction sauce definitely gotta remember to snap a pic of my food for next time luv

    1. Vera Post author

      Hi Vincent! These are really delicious and easy to make! Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment 🙂

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