1teaspoonDiamond Crystal kosher salt(not fine salt)
Pinchred pepper flakes
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Wipe the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels. Arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Prepare the rub: In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, kosher salt, chili powder and cayenne pepper to create a paste. Pour the paste over the chicken pieces and, using your hands or a pastry brush, coat the chicken on all sides.
Bake the drumsticks until cooked through and juices run clear, about 40 minutes. Check them after the first 30 minutes and loosely cover them with foil if they seem to be darkening too fast on top.
If you wish, garnish with chopped parsley and red pepper flakes, then serve.
Sometimes I chop some fresh parsley and sprinkle it on top of the chicken pieces after baking. I also like to lightly sprinkle them with red pepper flakes. Both of these additions are purely optional.