8(4 oz each)skin-on chicken drumsticks(about 2 lb. total weight)
1teaspoonDiamond Crystal kosher salt
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the drumsticks in a single layer on the parchment.
Make the seasoning paste: In a medium bowl, use a fork or a spatula to mix the olive oil, salt, pepper, and spices.
Using a pastry brush or your hands, coat the chicken pieces with the seasoning paste.
Bake the drumsticks until their internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 40 minutes. Check on them after the first 30 minutes. If they seem to be darkening too fast on top, loosely cover them with foil and keep cooking until they are cooked through.
Baste the drumsticks with the pan juices using a clean pastry brush. Serve immediately.