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