These drumsticks are speckled with lemon peel, freshly ground pepper, mustard, and garlic for a delicious flavor. Throw that lemon garlic salt out (it's usually loaded with MSG) and taste the real flavor of lemon and garlic!

Drumsticks are a frugal meat cut, so it’s easy on the budget and it’s a quick main dish too. It takes just a few minutes to throw the marinade together, and then it’s just a matter of sticking it in the oven. A simple and nourishing dish that is really very nice.

Lemon Garlic Drumsticks
Serves 3 (two drumsticks per person)

I’ve skipped the marinating time before and they are still wonderful without it. But they do have a more full flavor if you marinate longer. I’ve brought these twice on a picnic, and they were delicious cold too!

  • 6 drumsticks (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 3 large garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Lots of freshly ground pepper
  • Zest of one large organic lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Juice of half the lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
1. Combine marinade ingredients and mix well. Rinse and pat dry the drumsticks. In a large Ziploc or bowl place drumsticks and pour over marinade.  Place in refrigerator, covered and marinate for 2-12 hours.

2. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place drumsticks in a small casserole dish and bake for about 45 to 55 minutes, or until done. The juice should run clear when pierced with a knife.


Lemon Garlic Drumsticks
This simple recipe is one I return to again and again. It is fast to throw together and delicious.