Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

I wanted simple comfort food for dinner last night. My kids love chicken drumsticks so I decided to bake them with a lemon and mustard marinade.  I added a bit of honey at the last minute because the marinade was needing a touch of sweetness. They smelled wonderful while they baked and tasted fantastic. We spooned some of the sauce on top before eating and we all agreed it was TASTY! The chicken was moist and tender and paired nicely with the Parmesan and Panko Roasted Baby Potatoes.

Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

How to Make Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Combine the dijon mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, fresh thyme, and honey together in a small bowl. Slather the drumsticks evenly with the marinade then season both sides well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then place into a baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Place into the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to baking.

Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the chicken into the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Side Note: If the chicken skin is not browned to your liking, simply turn the oven to broil and cook, WATCHING VERY CAREFULLY, until it’s golden brown. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy.

Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

 

Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 drumsticks

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2-3 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1-2 tsp honey to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the dijon mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, fresh thyme, and honey together in a small bowl. Slather the drumsticks evenly with the marinade then season both sides well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then place into a baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Place into the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the chicken into the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Side Note: If the chicken skin is not browned to your liking, simply turn the oven to broil and cook, WATCHING VERY CAREFULLY, until it's golden brown. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy.
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15 Comments

  1. Pam, I LOVE this recipe. It seems like it would be so so easy to whip up on a busy week-night. Love the lemon, honey, mustard and thyme combo. I’ll be trying this one for sure!

  2. These sound delicious Pam and I can imagine how good they were with the potatoes.

  3. Drumsticks are the fun way to eat chicken. Your glaze sounds great.

  4. Perfect – a perfect family meal where everyones happy – how often can you say that!
    Mary

  5. Look so good Pam I love how you mske the chicken!;)

  6. That marinade sounds so tasty! Lemon and mustard are a great combo.

  7. This sounds like a great recipe. I have a lemon chicken thigh recipe I make all the time and it’s about to get bumped out of the line up to try this version. Pinned.

  8. Lea Andersen says:

    Thanks! I need this recipe, we’re having a little celebration at my house and this is a perfect partner for some cocktails and whisky.

  9. mmm… Just made this recipe for tonight. smells delicious. Use whole grain mustard because I had some in the fridge that needs using up.