Greek Lemon Oregano Chicken Drumsticks

One of my favorite childhood foods. My mother always made the best chicken drumsticks.
Lemon oregano chicken drumsticks! So simple, yet roasted to perfection. If you are a bread eater (keto or not), the sauce that is created in the pan, is the most flavorful to dip your bread in!


10-12 chicken drumsticks

1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil

Juice of two lemons

1/2 tsp dry oregano (I use Greek)

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

1/2 tsp Garlic powder (or freshly grated)

1 cup water (or a little more if necessary)


Drizzle olive oil at the bottom of the pan. Arrange your drumsticks. Drizzle olive oil on top & the juice of a lemon. Greeks are never stingy with olive oil. We tend to believe that more is better!

Add salt, pepper, garlic powder & oregano. I put a little water in the bottom of the pan, so that the chicken stays moist & does not stick to the pan. Close to a inch.

Bake at 350 F for two hours. I like the skin nice & crispy! I find the slow roast on the drumsticks makes for a super juicy chicken! Garnish with fresh lemon.

Oregano from Kefalonia, Greece. Picked & dried by my father especially for me. He grows his own in Karavados, the village my parents grew up in & where they have retired.
Sea salt that my father made. He collected sea water and evaporated it to extract the salt.
With mom and dad during my November 2019 visit to the island.

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