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Lemon and Thyme Chicken Drumsticks

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Lemon and thyme chicken drumsticks are an elegant flavour variation for an inexpensive cut of meat.

Chicken drumsticks are super inexpensive, making them a great budget meat option.

They are also versatile. Switch up the marinade or sauce and you can make a whole different meal.

For this variation, I’ve used a classic flavour combo – lemon and thyme. This marinade makes what’s really a bit of a pedestrian cut of meat a little bit more elegant.

The marinade is simple – along with the lemon and thyme a bit of olive oil and a pinch or two of salt. If you like garlic, add that too. The marinade can be enjoyed either way.

Then bake in the oven until golden.

What to serve these with:

Yield: 4

Lemon and Thyme Chicken Drumsticks

lemon and thyme chicken drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks are inexpensive and can be served up in a variety of ways. Lemon and thyme are a classic combo that's elegant as well as delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or 1 – 2 tsp of fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed


  1. Slash each drumstick once or twice with a sharp knife for the marinade to penetrate.
  2. Combine marinade ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. Add in drumsticks, secure lid and give the whole lot a gentle shake to cover the chicken. Leave the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour, longer if you have time.
  4. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place chicken in a baking dish and drizzle any remaining marinade over chicken.
  5. Bake the drumsticks for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until cooked through.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 44g

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