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Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic
  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper



1 In small skillet over medium-low heat, combine olive oil, garlic and lemon zest.
2 Cook until garlic begins to color, about 2 – 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
3 Stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place in zippered plastic bag. Add chicken drumsticks; toss well to coat.
4 Refrigerate and let marinate at least one hour or up to overnight.
5 Prepare gas or charcoal grill, or preheat broiler.
6 Remove chicken from refrigerator and sit at room temperature about 20 minutes. Discard marinade.
7 Grill drumsticks uncovered (or broil) over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, turning to sear all sides.
8 Move chicken to medium-low heat and continue grilling for additional 12 to 15 minutes, turning every 3 minutes, until cooked through.
9 Drumsticks should register 170 degrees on meat thermometer.

Source: National Chicken Council

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