Citrus Chicken Drumsticks

April 23, 2014 2 Comments

Citrus Chicken Drumsticks |

I usually eat a lot of chicken breast (in various forms!), especially for lunch, because it’s convenient, very easy to cook and a great source of lean protein but my favorite chicken cut is actually the drumsticks. I LOVE dark meat. Juicy, moist dark meat.  Yum! And look at this beautiful golden brown crispy skin… Isn’t it salivating?

For this Citrus Chicken Drumsticks recipe, I marinated the chicken in orange, lemon and lime juice with a touch of honey and garlic. I then popped everything in the oven for 50 minutes and tada…I had myself some luscious drumsticks. And trust me, you don’t want to toss the sauce that comes with the chicken because that’s probably the best part of the dish! Enjoy 🙂

Citrus Chicken Drumsticks |

Citrus Chicken Drumsticks


Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 2 chicken drumsticks

Cal: 409.5 - Protein: 36.6g - Fat: 21.9g - Carbs: 15.2g - Fiber: 0.17g - Sugar: 12.8g
WW Old Points: 10 pts - Points+: 11 pts


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
  • For the marinade:
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients (orange, lemon and lime juice, honey, olive oil and garlic) in a bowl.
  2. Arrange chicken drumsticks in a large baking dish and pour marinade over. Marinate for about an hour in the fridge, flipping the chicken occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Sprinkle chicken with salt and paprika. Bake for 50 minutes, turning occasionally, or until cooked through. Serve and top chicken with sauce.

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  1. These look delicious Marie! My hubby loves chicken in any form, so I’m always looking for new ways to make it. I’ll definitely be giving this a shot! 🙂

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