Lemon-Oregano Drumsticks

Lemon-Oregano Drumsticks

This recipe is from the Epicurious app on my iPad.  I absolutely LOVE this app!  It has tons of great recipes from all over the place - books, web, magazines.  I picked this recipe because I have been growing oregano in my herb garden and had some chicken legs in the freezer. I also go to use my microplane to zest the lemon.

This was a really quick marindate to throw together.  I let the chicken sit in the refrigerator overnight (as I do with almost all my meat).  We had experimented on cooking time with our Chipotle Chicken Legs, so cooking was a breeze this time.  The chicken was tender and juicy and had fantastic flavor!  I served it with some easy roasted Greek potoatoes. 

Lemon-Oregano Drumsticks

Lemon-Oregano Drumsticks

Lemon-Oregano Drumsticks
(Printable Recipe)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh oregano
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
8 chicken drumsticks

Whisk first 6 ingredients in small bowl. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Pour marinade into 1-gallon resealable plastic bag; add chicken and seal. Turn bag to coat chicken. Marinate at room temperature 30 minutes or in refrigerator up to 2 days, turning occasionally.

Prepare grill. Place chicken, with some marinade still clinging, on grill rack; grill chicken until cooked through and golden brown on all sides, turning frequently, about 35-40 minutes. Transfer to plates and serve.

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  1. Well it looks great. The flavors sound pretty good too!

  2. I can't help but notice you eat a lot of baby lima beans. What do you do to them that makes them so delectable?

    My favorite side dish is a big pan of roasted veggies (squash, zucchini, bell pepper and onion) seasoned with olive oil and seasoning salt then mixed with Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Long Grain and Wild and some slivered almonds. I found the recipe somewhere online and it is so quick and easy!


  3. Hi, it's cool to have your own herb garden. I am going to have one in the house, what can be better then awesome fresh and free herbs any time you need them? :) Never tried lemon-oregano recipe, but it looks so great so I am going to cook it. I have a nice recipe for Charcoal grilled chicken legs. Smoke just makes them beyond awesome, you should try it.


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