Chicken drumsticks are a staple in our house and while baked with gravy is nice, I like to vary the taste. Lemon and thyme is a combo that goes well with both chicken and lamb. For extra flavour, add some crushed garlic.
8 chicken drumsticks
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp dried thyme (or 1 – 2 tsp of fresh)
2 – 3 glugs of olive oil
- Give the drumsticks one or two slash with a knife for the marinade to penetrate.
- Combine marinade ingredients in a Tupperware bowl with a tight fitting lid or similar container.
- Add in drumsticks, secure lid and give the whole lot a good shake to cover chicken. Leave the chicken to marinade in the fridge for at least one hour, longer if you have time. Give the container a shake every now and then to coat the chicken in the marinade.
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Place chicken in a baking dish and drizzle some of the marinade over them. Bake the drumsticks for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until cooked through.
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