Grilled Thai Lemongrass Chicken Drumsticks

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"We wanted to enjoy grilled chicken inspired by the flavors of Thailand, but had to make it so everyone coming over could eat them (food allergies). These drumsticks are low sugar, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and seafood-free. Phew. If you're not worried about food allergies, you can substitute soy sauce for the coconut aminos. Also, if you can't get lemongrass in your area (it was really hard to find where I live), you can substitute lemon zest. The prep time does not include the one hour minimum marinating time."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (173.2 g)
  • Calories 281.8
  • Total Fat - 18.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 124.3 mg
  • Sodium - 173.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 23.9 g
  • Calcium - 26 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, combine coconut aminos, lime juice, olive oil, minced lemongrass, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, chopped mint, chopped basil, grated ginger, turmeric powder, chili flakes, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Step 2

Add the chicken drumsticks to the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or ideally overnight for maximum flavor.

Step 3

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Step 4

Remove the chicken drumsticks from the marinade and shake off any excess liquid. Reserve the marinade for basting.

Step 5

Place the drumsticks on the preheated grill and cook for about 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and has a nice charred exterior.

Step 6

While grilling, baste the drumsticks with the reserved marinade every few minutes for added flavor and moisture.

Step 7

Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.

Step 8

Serve the grilled Thai lemongrass chicken drumsticks with lime wedges on the side. Garnish with fresh cilantro.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Yummy! The marinade was perfect with the chicken. Made for Billboard tag.


review by:
(21 Aug 2023)


Great flavor! We all really enjoyed the flavor imparted by the marinade on these grilled chicken legs. They grilled up perfectly and had crispy, flavorful skin and tender meat.


review by:
(29 Jun 2023)

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