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Crescent-Wrapped Drumsticks

Looking for a different way to do drumsticks? A friend shared this recipe with me. The drums are simmered in barbecue sauce and then wrapped in crescent roll dough that's sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. -Paula Plating, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings (2 drumsticks each)


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted


  • Remove and discard skin from drumsticks. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; stir in the barbecue sauce. Add drumsticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180°, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from pan; cool slightly.
  • Separate crescent dough into eight triangles; place in a lightly greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Brush dough with some of the beaten egg; sprinkle with cheese and Italian seasoning.
  • Place meaty portion of each drumstick at the tip of each triangle, with bony portion extended beyond one long side of triangle. Wrap drumstick in dough; place seam side down. Brush with remaining egg; sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown and a thermometer reads 180°.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 610 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 179mg cholesterol, 942mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

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