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Muslos de Pollo (Skillet Chicken Drumsticks) served in a white platter and topped with cilantro sprigs for garnish.
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5 from 4 votes

Muslos de Pollo (Skillet Chicken Drumsticks)

These Muslos de Pollo (Chicken Drumsticks) are quickly and easily marinated in a delicious garlic marinade and cooked in 30 minutes or less. Resulting in juicy, tender chicken pieces with golden crispy skin. Pair with a side of rice, potatoes, veggies or salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: Chicken in a Skillet
Servings: 4
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 3-4 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 tsp adobo seasoning
  • ½ tsp dry oregano
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil


Garlic Marinade

  • Using a mortar and pestle, mash garlic.
  • Add oregano and 2 tbsp of the oil.
    Stir the marinade.


  • Rinse chicken drumsticks.
    Using a knife, make one or two slits on the meatiest part of the drumstick. (This allows for even cooking especially when drumsticks are bigger)
  • Add drumsticks to a mixing bowl and pour marinade over them.
    Using your hands or a spoon, spread marinade all over drumsticks.
  • Sprinkle adobo seasoning all over the drumsticks.
    Let them marinade for 10 minutes.
  • In a large skillet that has a lid, add the other tablespoon of oil and heat over medium heat.
    Add drumsticks and cover.
  • Cook for 15 minutes and then flip over and cover.
  • Remove lid and cook for another 10 minutes.
    Allow drumsticks to get golden on one side and then flip over to color on the other side.
    Drumsticks are done! 


Serving: 4g | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg