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Garlic and Herb Chicken Drumstick

RecipeThis Garlic and Herb Chicken Drumstick Recipe is an easy and healthy dinner option. They are marinated in a combination of olive oil, minced garlic, herbs, and lemon juice and then grilled or baked to perfection.  It's an easy chicken drumstick recipe and a perfect addition to your dinner rotation. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
resting time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 173kcal


  • 8-12 medium Chicken Drumsticks

Healthy Chicken Drumstick Marinade

  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil avocado oil works great too
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Sage
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • ½ tsp Salt


How to make Healthy Chicken Marinade

  • Combine all the Marinade ingredients ( olive oil, garlic, vinegar, basil, oregano, sage, onion powder, lemon juice, and lemon zest and salt) in a Ziplock bag or Bowl with a lid.  Whisk together with a fork.  Add the Chicken drumsticks and toss until all the chicken is covered in the marinade.  

How to Bake Drumsticks:

  •  If you are baking the drumsticks, simply take the chicken out of the marinade and place down on a greased baking sheet.  Flip the drumsticks over after 20 minutes and continue to cook until the internal temperature of the drumsticks registers at least 165 degrees. 
  • Let the drumsticks rest for about 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

How to Grill Drumsticks:

  • Preheat the grill to a medium to medium high temp.  If your grill has a thermometer on it, it should register around 375- 400 degrees. Take your chicken out of the garlic and herb marinade and place the drumsticks on the grill.  Cook for 5-7 minutes and then flip the drumsticks.  Since the drumsticks are round, you can cook them on all "4 sides."
  • Let the drumsticks rest for about 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 184mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg