Grilled Egyptian Chicken Drumsticks

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"The prep time/cook time does not include the minimum 2 hours (to overnight) time to marinate the chicken. It's more tender and flavorful if it has time to marinate."

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (294 g)
  • Calories 554.5
  • Total Fat - 38.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 244.7 mg
  • Sodium - 569.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 47.3 g
  • Calcium - 46 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground paprika, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, salt, and black pepper to make the marinade.

Step 2

Place the chicken drumsticks in a large zip-top bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the drumsticks and toss well to coat them evenly. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results. Allow the chicken to marinate and absorb the flavors.

Step 3

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken drumsticks from the marinade and let any excess marinade drip off.

Step 4

Place the drumsticks on the grill and cook for about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). The drumsticks should be nicely charred and golden brown on the outside.

Step 5

Transfer the grilled chicken drumsticks to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Step 6

Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the chicken, if desired.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


I let the drums marinate for almost 24 hours and they turned out juicy and tender on the inside and the grill crisped the skin perfectly. We LOVED this!


review by:
(25 May 2023)


I was not sure I was going to like this because of the cinnamon but I tried it and I liked it. It was a good flavor and barely there. I did squirt some lemon juice on my chicken when I was eating it and I really liked that.


review by:
(24 May 2023)

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