Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Parsley Chicken Drumsticks

My Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Parsley Chicken Drumsticks – a recipe that promises to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

When it comes to comfort food that’s easy to prepare and universally loved, oven-roasted chicken drumsticks take the crown. The crispy skin, tender meat, and delightful flavors make them a go-to dish for family dinners, parties, and weeknight indulgence. Elevating this classic to a new level, we introduce the Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Parsley Chicken Drumsticks – a recipe that promises to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of creating these delectable drumsticks in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 12 chicken drumsticks, organic if you can find it
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more to get a loose consistency to the marinade
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp adobo seasoning
  • 1 tbsp maggie seasoning *optional
  • 1 tbsp ALDI Salt Free Table seasoning blend *optional
  • Optional: red pepper flakes for some heat

Marinating Magic:

  1. Preparation is Key: Start by patting the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels. This ensures that the marinade sticks well to the chicken and promotes even cooking.
  2. Marinade Creation: In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped parsley, olive oil, salt, adobo seasoning, maggie seasoning and aldi salt free blend seasoning. Mix these ingredients together to form a flavorful marinade. You can also pulse everything together in a mini food processor if you have it!
  3. Marinating Process: Place the chicken drumsticks in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the drumsticks, ensuring that each piece is well-coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to overnight, allowing the flavors to infuse into the chicken. You can also bake right away if desired.

Cooking Perfection:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. Drumsticks on Display: Take the marinated drumsticks out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes. This helps them cook more evenly.
  3. Baking Brilliance: Arrange the drumsticks on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them. This ensures that they roast evenly and achieve that coveted crispy texture.
  4. Oven Roasting: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and let the drumsticks roast for about one hour. Halfway through cooking, turn the drumsticks over to ensure even browning on both sides.
  5. Checking Doneness: The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C) when measured with a meat thermometer. Additionally, the drumsticks should have a golden-brown hue and a crisp skin and appear to be pulling apart from the bone. If more time is needed, cook for an additional 10-20 minutes.

Serving and Enjoyment:

Once you’ve achieved that irresistible golden brown exterior and succulent interior, it’s time to serve your Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Parsley Chicken Drumsticks. Consider serving them with a side of roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or even my favorite–some jasmine rice– for a complete and satisfying meal. Garnish with extra chopped parsley and lemon slices to enhance the presentation and flavors.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Parsley Chicken Drumsticks

Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Parsley Chicken Drumsticks

My Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Parsley Chicken Drumsticks – a recipe that promises to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumsticks, organic if you can find it
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more to get a loose consistency to the marinade
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp adobo seasoning
  • 1 tbsp maggie seasoning *optional
  • 1 tbsp ALDI Salt Free Table seasoning blend *optional
  • Optional: red pepper flakes for some heat

Instructions

  1. Preparation is Key: Start by patting the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels. This ensures that the marinade sticks well to the chicken and promotes even cooking.
  2. Marinade Creation: In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped parsley, olive oil, salt, adobo seasoning, maggie seasoning and aldi salt free blend seasoning. Mix these ingredients together to form a flavorful marinade. You can also pulse everything together in a mini food processor if you have it!
  3. Marinating Process: Place the chicken drumsticks in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the drumsticks, ensuring that each piece is well-coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to overnight, allowing the flavors to infuse into the chicken. You can also bake right away if desired
  4. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  5. Drumsticks on Display: Take the marinated drumsticks out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes. This helps them cook more evenly.
  6. Baking Brilliance: Arrange the drumsticks on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them. This ensures that they roast evenly and achieve that coveted crispy texture.
  7. Oven Roasting: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and let the drumsticks roast for about one hour. Halfway through cooking, turn the drumsticks over to ensure even browning on both sides.
  8. Checking Doneness: The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C) when measured with a meat thermometer. Additionally, the drumsticks should have a golden-brown hue and a crisp skin and appear to be pulling apart from the bone. If more time is needed, cook for an additional 10-20 minutes.

Notes

Keep in mind you do not have to marinate the chicken--you can cook right away!

Convection setting on the oven will roast the chicken quickly--use that setting if you have it!

You can use any part of the dark meat chicken to accomplish this recipe as pictured here I used drumsticks and wings

Conclusion

Creating restaurant-quality oven roasted chicken drumsticks at home is easier than you might think. With a zesty lemon, garlicky, and herby marinade, you can elevate this classic comfort food to a new level of flavor. From marinating to roasting, each step contributes to the final masterpiece on your plate. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and get to cooking. Your kitchen is about to transform into a gourmet haven of deliciousness!

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1 Comment

  1. LaToria
    September 18, 2023 / 5:44 pm

    I made this recipe yesterday 9/17/23, I used skinless boneless chicken thighs. I was short on time so I let it marinate for 1 1/3 hours. I paired it with sautéed broccoli and peppers and a cauliflower rice medley that had sweet potatoes, cranberries, string beans and butternut squash. I will definitely make this marinade again. I can’t wait to try it on chicken wings.

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