Recipe: Grilled Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Throw these chicken drumsticks on the grill for a simple, delicious meal.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Lemon Chicken Drumsticks


  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 lemons, for zest and juice


  1. Whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to make a marinade.
  2. Pat the drumsticks dry with paper towel, and add to a large bowl or baking dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, and toss to coat.
  3. Cover the dish and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the grill on medium-high heat.
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the grill.
  6. Cook until golden brown and cooked throughly, about 20-30 minutes.
  7. Rest for five minutes before serving. Garnish with additional lemon or oregano, if desired.
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