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Baked Lemon Pepper Drumsticks
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5 from 12 votes

Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: DIET, DINNER, meat + chicken
Cuisine: American, dairy free, gluten free, kids, low carb + keto, nut free, Paleo, Whole30
Calories: 1231kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 8 drumsticks about two pounds
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 4 large garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Plenty of freshly ground pepper
  • Zest of one large organic lemon about 1 tablespoon
  • Juice of about half of the lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Remove the skin from the drumstick before rinsing each one under some cold water. Pat drumsticks dry with a paper towel.
  • In a large bowl combine dry mustard, crushed garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil and mix well. Place drumsticks into the marinade and coat well (you can do this in a Ziploc bag to make things easier). Cover and pop in the fridge for at least two hours and no longer than twelve hours.
  • When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place drumsticks in a small casserole dish and bake for about 45 to 55 minutes, or until done (temp should hit 165). The juices should run clear when pierced with a knife. Enjoy!
  • Serves 4.


Calories: 1231kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 108g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 557mg | Sodium: 2956mg | Potassium: 1351mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 4.2mg