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Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks + Cave Tools Chicken Wing & Leg Rack Review

Tangy and flavorful lemon garlic chicken drumsticks that you can cook on the grill or the oven. Perfect for a summer BBQ!

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks Paleo

Grilling season is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited. What is it about the grill that makes food taste SO much better? I think it’s the char and the smoky flavor that’s infused into the food that makes grill recipes so dang tasty.

So when the lovely folks at Cave Tools reached out to me to review one of their grill accessories, I of course said yes! I decided to go with their Chicken Wing & Leg Rack, because I love me some grilled meats, and I was intrigued by the idea of this convenient tool that can cook the meat and vegetables at the same time. Such a perfect opportunity to make these lemon garlic chicken drumsticks!

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Here’s how it works. The stainless steel rack can hold up to 12 chicken legs or wings, and the tray on the bottom catches the oil drips, which makes it a perfect place to put some hardy vegetables while on the grill so they can be cooked in some delicious chicken fat. Kinda brilliant, right?

You can even use the rack in the oven, which I will try out the next time I’m cooking wings or drumsticks. For the drumsticks, I suggest you use ones that are a bit bigger in size because the base of the bone needs to be big enough to hook onto the loops of the rack.

Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks Paleo

Overall, I really liked it. Using the Cave Tools rack does take a bit longer for the chicken to cook on the grill than if you place them directly on the grill rack, because the Cave Tools rack elevates the chicken so they are farther away from the heat. However, on the plus side, I didn’t have to turn the drumsticks every few minutes. I just closed the lid and was able to do other chores without worrying about it, and it was done in 45 minutes, and the chicken came out juicy and crispy.

Also, I cooked brussels sprouts and potatoes on the tray with the chicken, and they came out so crispy and delicious as well.

One thing to note – if you have a smaller grill, you may not be able to close the lid. We do have a small, portable grill, and the  Chicken Wing & Leg Rack was too tall for me to close the lid fully, so I cooked with it slightly ajar. However, the lemon garlic chicken drumsticks still turned out moist and flavorful, and I highly recommend you try it out.

Don’t have a grill? Don’t worry, didn’t forget about you! Even without a grill, this rack will work wonderfully in the oven, and I even included in an oven method for this tangy, garlicky drumsticks in the directions below. Summer’s just around the corner, so I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe during barbecues and gatherings!

Want to try out the Cave Tools Chicken Wing & Leg Rack? You can buy it on Amazon or on the Cave Tools website. Use code “WING15” for 15% off your purchase!

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
 
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Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup coconut aminos
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 3 lb chicken drumsticks
Instructions
  1. In a shallow dish, combine and whisk together all ingredients, except the chicken drumsticks.
  2. Lay the drumsticks in the marinade in a single layer, and marinate in the fridge for 6-24 hours, flipping halfway through.
  3. Cave Tools Chicken Wing & Leg Rack method: Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Fit the drumsticks into the racks, and place some hardy vegetables tossed with a little bit of oil and spices on the drip tray. Place on the grill, cover and let it cook for 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Direct grill method: Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Place the chicken on the rack and grill for 30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes.
  5. Oven method: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the drumsticks on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 40 minutes, until the chicken is dark brown.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, heat the marinade in a small saucepan on the stovetop over high heat. Once the sauce starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 7-10 minutes. Drizzle over chicken before serving.

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

Curry Chicken Skewers

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Okay, so I know it’s Fall and all, but it was in the 80s all throughout the weekend and I think you can grill any time of the year. Also, I teased about sharing this curry chicken skewers recipe for months both on Snapchat and Instagram Stories so here it is (FINALLY)!

I love food on skewers. They are super fun, but more importantly, they are so easy to make. Most of the time, the steps are: season or marinate, thread food on stick, then cook. Um… can we have skewers everyday please? Honestly, it’s so delicious!

Paleo Curry Chicken SkewersThese curry chicken skewers tastes best cooked on the grill, but you can also use the broiling method if you don’t own a grill. I’m just obsessed with the smoky flavor and the char you can get from grilling just about anything so I will always prefer that method.

Also, I honestly don’t think you’ll have to scale down on the curry if you aren’t a fan of spicy. It’s mild enough to satisfy anyone’s taste buds, and in fact, I recommend you add more curry paste if you like spicy. Since C can’t handle to much spice and I LURVE spicy, I cook most meals mild and add more spice to my plate right before serving. I’m so happy with how these turned out, so I hope you make them!

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Curry Chicken Skewers
 
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Serves: 4-5 servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs of chicken breast or thighs, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp green curry paste
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish
Special equipment
  • 5 metal or bamboo skewers
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, whisk together water, avocado oil, tamari sauce, curry paste, rice vinegar, fish sauce, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a wide shallow bowl and pour the marinade over the chicken. Alternatively, you can place everything in a ziplock bag and seal closed.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.
  4. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before cooking.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  6. Thread chicken pieces onto the skewers,
  7. Grill the chicken for 12-15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes until charred and cooked through.
  8. Rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Notes
If you don't have a grill, you can use a broiler to cook the chicken for the same amount of time.

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BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

True story: I would be completely fine if I had to eat a burger every single day for the rest of my life. I feel like I say that about a lot of foods (I LOVE FOOD, OKAY?!) but I absolutely can’t get enough of a high quality, juicy burger in all forms. It’s so versatile with endless options of toppings and I love the toasty flavor of a hot, fresh-off-grill burger.

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

This version of bison burger comes with everyone’s favorite combination: bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomatoes. It sounds so simple but the flavors are definitely not! There’s saltiness and crunchiness from the bacon, creaminess from the avocado, and the refreshing taste of the tomatoes and lettuce. Honestly… it’s the perfect combo and I’m obsessed. This recipe is also RESTART sugar-detox friendly and a easy, healthy addition to a busy weeknight dinner. Hope you enjoy!

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger

BLAT Bison Burger
 
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Serves: 4 burgers
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup chopped bacon
  • 1 lb grass-fed bison
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head of butter lettuce
  • Paleo mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced thinly
Instructions
  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the chopped bacon until cooked through.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon on to a paper towel. Save the bacon grease for another use.
  3. In a large bowl, combine bacon, bison, garlic, dijon mustard, onion powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Mix together without overworking the meat.
  4. Divide meat into 4 equal parts an shape into patties, making a small indentation in the middle.
  5. Heat a grill to medium high heat.
  6. Place the burger patties on the grill, close the lid, and grill for 6 minutes.
  7. Flip the burgers, close the lid, and grill for 2 more minutes for medium rare, or longer if desired.
  8. Remove the burgers from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Place each burger on a lettuce leaf, then top with mayonnaise, tomatoes, and avocado slices. Finish off with another lettuce leaf on the top of each burger, and serve!

Paleo BLAT Bison Burger