Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

This was another dish made from the ingredients I had on hand. The herbs were needing to be used up as well as the drumsticks and lemon. I tossed in some olive oil and minced garlic to the marinade let them marinate for an hour before roasting them. The house smelled amazing while it roasted and the chicken turned out moist, tender, and delicious. It paired nicely with the Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Green Beans, and potatoes. I love easy and delicious comfort food that is healthy!

Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

How to Make Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Combine the fresh herbs, lemon juice, zest, olive oil, and minced garlic together in a bowl; mix well. Place the chicken in a dish and rub the herb mixture evenly all over the drumsticks. Place into the refrigerator to marinate for an hour.

Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat a large OVEN PROOF pan that’s been coated in cooking spray over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the bag and place it on a plate. Season both sides of the drumsticks with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Add the chicken to the HOT pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the chicken over and place it into the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with extra lemon wedges if desired. Enjoy.

Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

 

Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves chopped
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon about 2 tbsp juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 5 chicken drumsticks
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Extra lemon for serving if desired

Instructions

  • Combine the fresh herbs, lemon juice, zest, olive oil, and minced garlic together in a bowl; mix well. Place the chicken in a dish and rub the herb mixture evenly all over the drumsticks. Place into the refrigerator to marinate for an hour.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat a large OVEN PROOF pan that’s been coated in cooking spray over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the bag and place it on a plate. Season both sides of the drumsticks with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste.
  • Add the chicken to the HOT pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the chicken over and place it into the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve with extra lemon wedges if desired. Enjoy.
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  1. I love to use citrus with chicken. We have it right outside our door, so it is always available. If not the oranges, then we have lemons. I love legs and thighs. They have the best flavor. I can imagine how wonderful the house smelled with that cooking! Yummy!! Can’t you just wait until it is cold? And we an get our houses all cozy with those good home cooked meals!
    Hugs,
    Kris

  2. Oh, this is great…..was wondering what to do with the drumsticks I had planned for tomorrow night, and just happen to have all those fresh herbs in my garden! Thanks, Pam!!

  3. Thanks for this. It looks really tasty and I think it’s better than fried chicken with breadings, those are not healthy. This is good for my kids =) Chicken should always be cooked like this. lol