Paleo Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Another example of healthy food NOT being bland and boring, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumstick Recipe is loaded with flavor! Juicy chicken drumsticks are oven baked and slathered in a buttery lemon garlic sauce. This - Paleo compliant recipe will please the entire family!




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Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs Chicken Drumsticks, (skin removed - optional)
  • Olive or Avocado Oil
  • Salt/Pepper

Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee, (melted)
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, (grated)
  • Leaves from 1 Sprig Thyme, (optional)
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 Lemon, (cut into wedges)


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF
  2. Lightly oil bottom of a 2qt roasting dish. Generously salt and pepper chicken then transfer to roasting dish. Bake for 25 minutes. (make sauce during this time)
  3. After the first 25 minutes, spoon sauce over chicken and add lemon wedges to roasting dish. Return to oven and bake 10-15 more minutes or until internal temp reaches just under165ºF.
  4. Spoon juices over chicken and broil on high the last 2-3 minutes to brown.
  5. Remove from oven and serve.

Sauce

  1. Whisk together all sauce ingredients. If sauce begins to cool and thicken, microwave for 15 seconds to melt.

Notes

  • This recipe serves a family of four a small portion, 1 drumstick each. Recipe can be easily doubled for larger portions or additional servings.