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.

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 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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Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Yield: 6 drumsticks

Prep Time: 2 hours marinating time

Cook Time: 40 minutes

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

Directions:

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 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.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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14 Responses to “Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks”

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — June 11, 2014 @ 10:50 pm

    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!

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    Larry — June 12, 2014 @ 7:38 am

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

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    Marjie — June 12, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

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

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    Mary — June 12, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

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

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    gloria — June 12, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

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

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — June 12, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    What a delicious dinner! We’re not huge dark meat fans but I think we’d really like this.

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    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup — June 12, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

    Love the frugal drumstick! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 13, 2014 @ 3:11 am

    Quick and delicious! I love the flavours.

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    Kim in MD — June 13, 2014 @ 5:04 am

    Love this, Pam!

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    Jovina Coughlin — June 13, 2014 @ 5:15 am

    Great flavors for chicken. No wonder it was a hit with the family.

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — June 14, 2014 @ 5:36 am

    What a great weeknight dinner option! Love the lemon-mustard marinade! Yum!

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    Joanne — June 18, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

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

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    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) — June 21, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

    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.

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    Lea Andersen — July 31, 2014 @ 12:19 am

    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.

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