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Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Cheryl and Bill Jamison
Lemon adds a tangy zest to these simple and delicious drumsticks.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 3 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions

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

Nutrition Facts

Calories 240
  Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
(0%)Total Fat 0g
(18%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(0%)Sodium 0mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(0%)Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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