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Dukkah-Crusted Roasted Drumsticks

Dukkah is an Egyptian seasoning—varying blends of crushed toasted nuts, seeds, and spices. It’s served as a snack on the street with strips of pita bread, that are dipped into olive oil, then the dukkah. In this recipe, the roasting process toasts the seasoning.

Servings 4
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 5 to 6 (20 ounces) Just Bare Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh lemon wedges, if desired

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g 20%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Calcium 7%Iron 16%
Vitamin C 1%Vitamin A 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. In a mortar & pestle or a clean coffee or spice grinder, crush the almonds, coriander, cumin, and sesame seed. The mixture should be coarse, not pasty. Season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

  2. Rub drumsticks with oil; coat with nut-spice mixture. Arrange on prepared baking pan; roast about 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink near bone. Cook to internal temp of 165°F.

  3. Serve drumsticks with lemon.


Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product.