Lemon Roasted Chicken

lemon roasted chicken


1. Chicken drumsticks – 5

2. Fingerling potatoes – 5 – 6

3. Onion – 1/2 cup, sliced thick

4. Olive oil – 2.5 tbsp

   Fresh lemon juice – 1 – 1.5 tbsp (half lemon)

    Sugar – 1/4 tsp

    Paprika – 1/2 tsp (optional)

    Garlic – 3 cloves, minced

    Italian seasoning – 1 tsp

    Coarse ground pepper – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

    Crushed red chilly flakes – 1/4 tsp

    Salt – To taste

5. Lemon, thinly sliced – 4 – 5 pieces

6. Fresh parsley / thyme – 2 tbsp, finely chopped (To garnish)


1. Make a few deep slits on the fleshy parts of the chicken drumsticks. Make a few slits on the baby potatoes as well. Place them in an oven-safe container.

2. Combine all the ingredients numbered 4. Taste-check for salt. Pour over the chicken drumsticks and potatoes. Mix well. Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 1 hour. Before baking, sprinkle the onion slices and mix well with the marinade. Top with a few lemon slices.

3. Preheat oven at 425 F. Bake for 30 minutes. Take it out and spoon the pan juices over the chicken and potatoes. Put it back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes until the chicken drumsticks and baby potatoes are done. Garnish with finely chopped parsley / thyme. Spoon the pan juices over the chicken and potatoes and serve after 2 – 3 minutes. Enjoy!

Lemon roasted chicken

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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