Chicken drumsticks with parsley and lemon

Chicken drumsticks with parsley and lemon

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼ bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large lemon, finely grated rind and juice
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Salt & pepper



  1. In a medium bowl combine the garlic, parsley, lemon rind, 3/4 juice of 1 lemon and olive oil. (Alternatively, the marinade can be made by pulsing ingredients together in a food processor until just combined).
  2. Score the drumsticks by making 2 slits about 2 cm apart on both sides of the drumstick with a sharp knife. Place the drumsticks in a large bowl and pour half of the parsley mixture over the chicken, reserve other half of the marinade. Mix well then cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat a barbecue grill to medium high heat.
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook the drumsticks on the hot grill for 15-20 mins until the chicken is cooked through to the bone, or an internal temperature of 75°C.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the tomatoes, avocado, 1/4 juice of lemon and olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon the tomato and avocado salad onto the centre of 4 serving plates and place 2 chicken drumsticks next to the salad on each plate.
  7. Drizzle the reserved parsley sauce over and around the chicken and serve.
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