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Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with Dill

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with Dill

I love fresh dill.  Just the smell makes my mouth water and I begin to think of all of the wonderful things I can do with it.   I can use it to make homemade ranch dip, and of course pickles, and as I found out from this recipe, it also pairs nicely with chicken. To start, I marinated the chicken drumsticks in a quick marinade of olive oil, fresh dill, red wine vinegar, salt and fresh cracked pepper. I then roasted the drumsticks in the oven until the skin was golden brown and crispy.  The smell coming from the kitchen was almost as good as the first juicy bite.

I used chicken drumsticks in this recipe because they were on sale at my local grocery store. You could also substitute chicken thighs or even a whole fryer chicken cut into 8 pieces so you can get a little bit of dark and white meat.

Note: You need to marinate this chicken for at least 2 hours, be sure to plan accordingly.

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with Dill

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-5 sprigs fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 6-8 chicken drumsticks

Instructions

1

In a large bowl whisk together olive oil, dill, red wine vinegar, kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.

2

Add chicken to bowl and toss to coat. Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight. As with most marinades, the longer the better :)

3

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

4

Place marinated chicken in a glass baking dish. Pour any remaining marinade over the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Turn on the broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the skin turns golden brown.

5

Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with a few fresh dill sprigs, if desired. Serve.

Notes

Served with Simple Roasted Red Potatoes and some freshly steamed asparagus, this makes a perfect spring meal. Enjoy!

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