Lemon Pepper Balsamic Drumsticks

by Bailey Zygutis, Nutritionist, Vitruvian Fitness

This protein-packed dish is tasty, tangy and a little bit sweet! 

  • 4-5 Chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbs Avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs Honey
  • 2 tsp Lemon zest
  • 2 tbs Lemon juice
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 sprig Thyme

1. Zest and juice one lemon.

2. In medium bowl, combine zest and juice with avocado oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, honey, peppers, salt and thyme.

3. Pour marinade mixture into a bag, add chicken and ensure all chicken is fully covered. Marinate for 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450°. Put chicken on baking sheet and place in oven. Set aside some of the marinade mixture. Bake chicken for approximately 15 minutes before flipping and brushing with marinade. Return to oven an additional 15 minutes, or until skin is crispy brown.