Baked Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Baked Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Sunday Roast, we all love them but sometimes they can be rather time consuming and expensive.  I decided to turn the humble chicken drumstick into a family Sunday Roast last week and this Baked Lemon Chicken Drumsticks were given the big thumbs up.  Roasts don’t always have to be large cuts of meat that take hours to cook, they can be any cut of meat you enjoy.  By roasting these drumsticks the meat became really tender, moist and full of flavour.  I can’t wait to cook this again.

You can prep this dish in the morning and put it in the oven in the afternoon.


8 Chicken Drumsticks
50gm Butter, cut into 8 cubes
Zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
1 Tsp Dried Oregano
4 Potatoes, cut into 6ths
4 Mushrooms, quartered
1 Bacon Rasher, sliced
1 Onion, sliced
1 Garlic, sliced
Salt and Pepper


1. Take a cube of butter and place it under the skin of each chicken drumstick.  Place into a large baking tray.
2. Sprinkle over the lemon zest, dried herbs and salt and pepper. Pour over the lemon juice.

Baked Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

3. Fill the gaps with the potatoes, mushrooms, bacon, onion and garlic. Add a final sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Baked Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

4. Bake uncovered in a 200 degree celcius oven for 30 minutes (to give it some colour), then cover with aluminium foil and bake at 150 degree celcius for 45 minutes -1 hr or until the potatoes are cooked and the chicken bounces back when touched. Uncover and bake for a final 10 minutes at 200 degree celcius to give it that final boost of colour.

Serve with crunchy bread to soak up the lovely juices.

Optional: Leave the potatoes out and serve on rice.

Serves 4

Baked Lemon Chicken Drumsticks



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10 Responses to Baked Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile September 6, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    Oh my goodness! I love chicken drumsticks – they are such an affordable and delicious dinner option. Mmm that flavour combination of lemon and chicken is just perfect! xx

  2. Carrie September 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    I made this tonight. All I can say is Delish & best thing is there is hardly any dishes to wash when its all over. Not to mention the lovely smell through ur house while this is baking. Will make again for sure.

    • Amanda September 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

      Hi Carrie, so glad to hear, thank you for taking the time to let me know.

  3. Sandra September 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Made this tonight very tasty. My potatoes did not crisp but we’re relish anyway. I have been given the go ahead to make this anytime!

  4. Jodie July 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    Had this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I did baked potatoes and sweet potatoes in a separate tray as the kids love leftover baked vegies, served with steamed beans and brocoli, so easy and so tasty

    • Amanda July 28, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

      So glad you and the family enjoyed the meal.

  5. Yolande July 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    I was looking for a quick easy recipe (two sick kiddies at home!) and this popped up in my google 🙂 totally yummy even without all the ingredients (spring onions instead of onion and no mushrooms or bacon!. Thanks for a great recipe I’m saving to my favorites!

  6. Rebecca September 11, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    What’s 50gm? Probably very simple but can’t work it out. Thanks

    • Amanda September 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

      It should be 50gm butter cut into butter. 50 gm is about 2 tablespoons

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