Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs

Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs

You’ll be surprised by how delicious and tender chicken in the microwave is. The Anyday lid traps moisture to keep the meat juicy and flavorful. Crisp up the skin beforehand on a hot pan or finish under the broiler for added texture.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time. 

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


Cook Times


2 pieces 9-11 mins
4 pieces 9-11 mins
6 pieces 9-11 mins


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Place in one layer in an Anyday Shallow Dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for the time listed in the table, or until chicken is cooked through.

Cooking Tips

  • For the most even cooking, flip chicken halfway through the cook time.
  • We recommend using an Anyday Shallow Dish for cooking proteins. If using an Anyday Deep Dish, you may need to add more cooking time.