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Chicken is a favorite of ours for barbecuing. These chicken legs we marinated in lemon pepper garlic marinade turn out juicy and flavorful. We just throw together a simple quick marinade with 4 ingredients, add the chicken and let them marinade for about 4 hours (or overnight). You can leave the chicken in the marinade for less time if you need to; they still are really good. All that is left to do is pop them on the grill and turn every five minutes for about 35 minutes.
This is a good choice for company coming over, just put the amount of chicken legs that you need in the marinade and let it do its work flavoring the chicken. Before your guests arrive, you can have those legs on the grill and done, ready to enjoy and as a bonus—not a lot of clean up if you had your chicken in a Ziplock bag!
Making the marinade:
The simple ingredients for the drumsticks are olive oil, minced garlic, lemon pepper, and red chili pepper.
Just take the olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and lemon pepper and mix them all together. We just added the ingredients to the measuring cup the had the olive oil in it. No need to use more dishes!
For easy clean up when you are finished, use a ziplock bag. We set the bag into a bowl and poured the marinade into the bag covering the chicken legs. This is just in case the marinade leeks out of the bag.
Seal the bag and turnover the bag coating the chicken pieces as you do. Put the bag back into a bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours. If you are in a hurry, you can marinade for a shorter amount of time. They are still awesome!
After your drumsticks have marinated, just put them on direct heat at medium or medium high, depending how hot your grill gets.
They take about 35 minutes to cook and you should turn them every 5 minutes for 35 minutes.
Coming to the last 5 minutes of cooking. See how nice and brown they are getting?
We served them on a platter with slices of lemon, looks pretty and everyone knows that there is a lemon flavoring in the chicken. Enjoy!Print
Lemon pepper garlic chicken drumsticks
These drumsticks are flavorful and juicy. Great for dinner, snack or a party.
- Prep Time: 10 mins.
- Cook Time: 35 mins.
- Total Time: 4 hrs. 45 mins.
- Yield: 10 drumsticks 1x
- Method: grilling
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp. lemon pepper
- ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
- 10 chicken legs
- In a bowl, mix olive oil, minced garlic, lemon pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Put drumsticks in a ziplock bag or bowl.
- Add the liquid mixture to the drumsticks and mix around in bag.
- Put into refrigerator for 4 hours.
- Spray grill with barbecue oil spray
- Preheat grill medium to medium-high heat. Put the chicken on the grills and cook for 5 minutes, turn drumsticks every 5 minutes for 35 minutes or until 165ºF.
- Once the drumsticks are done, serve on a plate with lemon wedges and your favorite sides.