Oven Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks are made with a few simple ingredients to create an easy recipe made in less than 25 minutes. #recipe #lemon #pepper #chicken #drumsticks #dinner #citrus #healthy #mealplan

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks

Create a flavorful meal with these Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks! Combine a few fresh ingredients with the chicken legs and bake in the oven in 30 minutes to create one of the best chicken drumstick recipes.

Oven Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks are made with a few simple ingredients to create an easy recipe made in less than 25 minutes. #recipe #lemon #pepper #chicken #drumsticks #dinner #citrus #healthy #mealplan

No boring chicken recipe here! Chicken sometimes has a bad reputation for being too bland and too boring for weeknight dinners. But, we love chicken because it’s versatile, easy and flavorful. Combine the right ingredients and create a flavorful dinner that the entire family will love. Lemon pepper is always a favorite seasoning so combine fresh lemon with ground black pepper and few additional spices to create these baked lemon pepper chicken drumsticks. The drumsticks bake in 30 minutes and taste great with a variety of side dishes. Save leftovers and reheat throughout the week!

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Oven Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks bake in less than 25 minutes and are the perfect main dish for any day of the week! #lemon #pepper #chicken #drumsticks #dinner #recipe

Chicken is our favorite protein to cook. It pairs well with many side dishes, is readily available and always tastes great. We often enjoy our Instant Pot Lemon Butter Garlic Chicken, Creamy Chicken Skillet with Red Pepper and Greens, or this Sheet Pan Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken for dinner. Stock your fridge and freezer with chicken, then rotate flavors and ingredients to add variety.  

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Baked lemon pepper chicken drumsticks recipe

To make lemon pepper chicken drumsticks, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and set aside. Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels and place on a baking sheet. Whisk together the olive oil, butter, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl. Rub the olive oil mixture evenly over both sides of the chicken. In another small bowl, stir together the pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and basil. Sprinkle spices evenly over the chicken.

How long do you cook lemon pepper chicken legs in the oven?

After preparing the lemon pepper chicken legs, you can place the legs in a shallow baking dish or place on a large baking sheet lined with foil. Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes. Flip the drumsticks and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until an internal thermometer reaches 165 degrees when checked with an instant read thermometer.

Tips and suggestions for lemon pepper chicken

  • For additional crunch or texture, add 1 cup of breadcrumbs to the spice mixture and coat the chicken generously.
  • Baking at 425 degrees like this recipe calls for, you’ll only need to cook for 25 minutes. If you cook at 350 degrees, cook the chicken for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • To make grilled chicken legs, heat a grill for 350 degrees F. Place the chicken on the grill and cook, flipping occasionally, until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees when checked with an instant read thermometer.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks bake in the oven in less than 25 minutes! They are the perfect weeknight meal. #lemon #pepper #chicken #drumsticks #healthy #dinner #recipe

What goes good with baked lemon pepper chicken?

Simple sides are the best to serve with baked lemon pepper chicken. A few of our favorite side dish recipes are below.

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Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks

Yield: 10 drumsticks
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks are an easy dinner recipe that bakes in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 10 chicken drumsticks (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablepoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and set aside.

  2. Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels and place on the baking sheet.

  3. Whisk together the olive oil, butter, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl. Rub the olive oil mixture evenly over both sides of the chicken, rubbing to coat well.

  4. In another small bowl stir together the pepper, salt, garlic powder, oregano, basil, black pepper and onion powder. Sprinkle the spices evenly over the chicken.

  5. Arrange on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Flip and cook another 5 to 10 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees with an instant read thermometer.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1drumstick) — Calories: 156.1, Fat: 10.3g, Saturated Fat: 2.8g, Cholesterol: 62.2mg, Sodium: 253mg, Potassium: 173mg, Carbohydrates: 1.3g, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 0.2g, Protein: 14.3g

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken drumsticks
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Kitchen tools needed for lemon pepper chicken legs

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