Lemon Honey Chicken Drumsticks

There is something wonderful about picking up chicken drumsticks with your hand and taking a huge bite out of it.

Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Maybe it just brings me back to the days I would go to the renaissance fair with my friends and see so many people enjoying a massive turkey leg while they walked around the fair.  I never tried a turkey leg at the fair, I’m not much for walking around and eating, and the last things my friends and I wanted is to be gnawing on a huge turkey leg and some hot guys walk by!

Well, those days are long gone.  I do enjoy a tasty chicken drumstick, especially during the summer, although I still don’t walk around eating it.

Now that it’s feeling more like summer, I wanted to create a marinade for my chicken drumsticks that has lighter tasting, summer feeling.  I love the taste of lemon. It’s flavor always reminds me of summer, so that’s where I started and the rest of the ingredients just fell into place.

Lemon Honey Chicken Drumsticks These lemon honey chicken drumsticks come out perfectly tender and juicy when you bake them for the first 35 minutes,  covered with foil.

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Lemon Honey Chicken Drumsticks
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Ingredients
  • 8 Chicken Legs
  • Olive Oil, for brushing the chicken
  • Salt and Pepper
  • **For The Marinade
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place chicken legs in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle chicken with a bit of salt and pepper. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  3. While chicken is baking, whisk together all the ingredients of the marinade in a small bowl.
  4. After the 35 minutes are up, lower oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Uncover chicken and brush on the marinade. After 15 minutes, brush chicken with marinade again.
  6. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Chicken should be golden brown.

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Enjoy!

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