Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

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National Chicken Council
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  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Prepare gas or charcoal grill, or preheat broiler. Remove chicken from refrigerator and sit at room temperature about 20 minutes. Discard marinade.
  3. 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. 

Adapted from Chicken on the Grill by Cheryl and Bill Jamison, Morrow Cookbooks, 2004.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 300
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 95mg
  • Sodium 680mg
  • Potassium 290mg
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 29g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 25%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 8%
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