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Mediterranean grilled chicken on a white plate, chicken drumstick marinade for bbq
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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

These Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Drumsticks are an easy, inexpensive, and healthy main dish.  They are easy to prepare and only take a few minutes to cook on the grill.  This chicken marinade is soon to be a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
resting time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 171kcal


  • 8-12 large Drumsticks
  • ¼ cup Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Basil fresh if possible
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano fresh if possible
  • 1 teaspoon Parsely fresh if possible
  • 1 teaspoon Onions Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sage ground
  • pinch Salt to taste
  • pinch Pepper to taste


  • In a gallon sized Ziplock bag, add the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, vinegar, basil, Oregano, Parsley, Onion Powder, Sage, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add the chicken drumsticks. Seal the bag and then roll the bag around so all the drumsticks are coated in the Mediterranean Chicken Marinade. 
  • Let the chicken marinate for 2-24 hours.  
  • Lay the chicken drumsticks on a hot grill.  Cook on med heat until the internal temp of the chicken is 165 degrees. 
  • Take the drumsticks off the grill, cover with foil,  and let them sit for 5 minutes.  Enjoy!


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg