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Fennel Ranch Roasted Drumsticks

Fennel Ranch Roasted Drumsticks

5 min
Prep Time

45 min
Cooking Time

50 min
Total Time



  • 2 lb of chicken drumsticks (4 to 6)
  • 2 small fennel bulbs
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp. of Backyard Ranch Dressing
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. dry white wine
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt & freshly ground pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and place chicken into a large bowl.
  • Trim the stalks and fronds off the fennel bulbs and set aside the fronds. Cut each bulb in quarters through the root. Cut each quarter into 1-inch-thick slices. Mince about 1 tablespoon of fennel fronds and add to the bowl.
  • Mince the garlic and add to the bowl. Finely grate the zest of the lemon into the bowl. Juice the lemon and add the juice to the bowl.
  • Add the Backyard Ranch, oil and white wine, season with the salt and black pepper, and toss to combine.
  • Transfer the chicken mixture onto a large sheet pan. Arrange the chicken toward the center and the fennel surrounding it.
  • Pour any remaining juices from the bowl over the chicken.
  • Roast for about 45 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the fennel is tender and beginning to brown around the edges.
  • Finish by broiling on high for 3 minutes (optional).
  • Serve with Backyard Ranch and get saucy!


* If you do not have a convection setting on your oven, we recommend baking at 400°F for 30-40 minutes, then finishing it off with 4-5 minutes on Broil (high broil). *For additional Backyard Ranch flavor, you can marinade the wings in 1/4 cup of Backyard Ranch for 30 minutes prior to starting the recipe.

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