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Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


Greek inspired chicken that combines pantry staple ingredients to make a flavorful marinade for an easy summer dish!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest + juice of 2 large lemons
  • 2 Tbsp. oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely grated or minced
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 lbs. chicken drumsticks


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, oregano, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  2. With a paper towel, lightly pat dry the chicken and then add to a large glass bowl or gallon size ziploc bag.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken, then toss the chicken around to make sure it is fully coated.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes up to 4 hours.
  5. When ready to cook, pre-heat the grill on high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the grill. Grill until cooked through and golden brown on all sides, about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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Keywords: grilled, drumsticks, chicken