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Lemon and Garlic Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Lemon and Garlic Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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How To Make Lemon and Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

These chicken drumsticks are seasoned with tangy lemon, tasty garlic, and thyme for a richer meal! Whip this up for dinner with just a few ingredients.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes



  • 1.5lbschicken drumsticks,(6 drumsticks), rinsed
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 1tbsplemon zest
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • 4garlic cloves,(about 2 tsp), minced
  • 1tspdried thyme
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Place the chicken, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, and thyme in a large bowl or Ziploc bag, then mix well to coat the chicken.

  2. Cover, then refrigerate to marinate for 1 to 12 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  4. Remove the drumsticks from the marinade, then place them in a greased baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the juices run clear.

  6. For extra flavor, brush the drumsticks with more of the marinade 20 minutes into baking.

  7. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 248.24kcal
  • Fat: 17.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.73g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.65g
  • Fiber: 0.32g
  • Sugar: 0.20g
  • Protein: 20.72g
  • Cholesterol: 104.33mg
  • Sodium: 299.48mg
  • Calcium: 19.37mg
  • Potassium: 260.71mg
  • Iron: 1.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.96mg
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