Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Drumsticks

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"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!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • 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

Step 1

Combine the lemon juice, zest, olive oil, and minced garlic together in a large Zip-lock bag.

Step 2

Add chicken and seal the bag, then mix until it's evenly coated. Place into the refrigerator to marinate for several hours.

Step 3

Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 5

Heat a large OVEN PROOF pan that's been coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. (I use a large frying pan.

Step 6

Remove the chicken from the bag, and place on a plate.

Step 7

Season both sides of the drumsticks with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Step 8

Add the chicken to the HOT pan, and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.

Step 9

Flip the chicken over and place into the oven.

Step 10

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.



Very good chicken which we enjoyed with pasta and broccoli (thanks for the serving suggestion). Easy and good!

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(4 Mar 2018)