My family loves chicken! It is a staple in our diet and we eat it at least 3-4 nights per week. I've mentioned before that we don't eat much red meat, so our meals are generally either chicken, fish, or meatless. We usually stick to boneless skinless chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken, but I've been trying to expand my repertoire a little bit lately and try some new ways to prepare chicken. When I saw this recipe on my friend Kristin's website, I couldn't wait to make it!
I love how simple these drumsticks are to prepare, and how much flavor the marinade adds to the chicken. The lemon adds a nice touch without being overpowering, and the meat is tender and savory. These drumsticks were a big hit with the whole family and definitely a recipe we'll make again. Yum!
Lemon Garlic Drumsticks
6-8 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon tarragon
Place the chicken drumsticks in a large ziplock bag. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour the mixture over the chicken. Seal the bag and toss to coat the chicken in the marinade. Marinate 2 hours (or more, if you have time). When you are ready to cook the chicken, heat the oven to 425. Line a baking dish with foil or parchment paper. Place the chicken drumsticks in the prepared baking dish. Bake 25 minutes, then turn and bake and additional 10 minutes.
adapted slightly from Yellow Bliss Road