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!

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 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 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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Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Yield: 4

Cook Time: 30-35 min.

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

Directions:

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 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 into the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with extra lemon wedges if desired. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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14 Responses to “Roasted Herb Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 26, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

    I have some frozen chicken wings that need to be used up SOON. This recipe comes just in time and looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing, Pam.

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    Kris — August 26, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    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

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    gloria — August 26, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    Look soo good Pam!
    x

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    All That I'm Eating — August 27, 2014 @ 5:30 am

    These look delicious, great recipe for drumsticks.

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    vanillasugarblog — August 27, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    I love how easy you make it Pam!

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    Kim in MD — August 27, 2014 @ 8:18 am

    That is some finger lick in’ good chicken, Pam!

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    grace — August 27, 2014 @ 10:44 am

    i never buy drumsticks, but i’m tempted to do so just to try this marinade!

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    Marjie — August 27, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

    I did something similar last night, and it really is just that easy! Your flavoring combination sounds really good, Pam.

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    John@Kitchen Riffs — August 27, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

    It’s so much fun cooking with whatever you have on hand, isn’t it? This is terrific — loads and loads of flavor. Thanks.

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    Bev — August 27, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

    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!!

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    Sues — August 27, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

    I really need to make drumsticks more often… These ones sound so flavorful!!

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    Chris — August 30, 2014 @ 6:22 am

    I always enjoy these “I gotta get rid of some of the stuff in this fridge” recipes when I make them. Great looking drummies.

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    Joanne — August 30, 2014 @ 3:50 pm

    This is chicken summer-ified! That fresh herb flavor sounds so good on these.

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    Lea Andersen — September 7, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

    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

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