Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Drumsticks
December 30, 2013
"This is a great chicken recipe that is quick and has a wonderful flavor! I serve it with pasta, with broccoli or spinach, with Alfredo sauce over the top. Delicious!"
- Serving Size: 1 (261.5 g)
- Calories 395.6
- Total Fat - 25.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 5.8 g
- Cholesterol - 183.5 mg
- Sodium - 209.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 5.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
- Sugars - 1.3 g
- Protein - 35.8 g
- Calcium - 37.9 mg
- Iron - 1.7 mg
- Vitamin C - 28.8 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Combine the lemon juice, zest, olive oil, and minced garlic together in a large Zip-lock bag.
Add chicken and seal the bag, then mix until it's evenly coated. Place into the refrigerator to marinate for several hours.
Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat a large OVEN PROOF pan that's been coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. (I use a large frying pan.
Remove the chicken from the bag, and place on a plate.
Season both sides of the drumsticks with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, 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.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the juices are running clear. Serve with an extra squeeze of lemon, if desired.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.