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Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP Option)

Tangy and flavorful lemon garlic chicken drumsticks that you can cook on the grill or the oven. Perfect for a summer BBQ!
Prep Time6 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time6 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1/3 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

  • In a shallow dish, combine and whisk together all ingredients, except the chicken drumsticks.
  • Lay the drumsticks in the marinade in a single layer, and marinate in the fridge for 6-24 hours, flipping halfway through.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.4mg