Crescent-Wrapped Drumsticks

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 15 min.


4 servings (2 drumsticks each)

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.