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Picnic-Style Lemon Basil Chicken Drumsticks

Picnic-Style Lemon Basil Chicken Drumsticks

  • Author: Katja from the Savory Lotus


  • 12 chicken drumsticks

For marinade:

  • 3 TBS butter, ghee (like this), or coconut oil (like this), melted
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt (like this one)


For marinade:

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a blender and process until smooth, like salad dressing.
  2. Pat chicken drumstick dry with paper towel and place into shallow baking dish. Pour marinade on top, toss to evenly coat, cover, and place in fridge to marinate. (I let mine marinate for 24 hours usually but overnight is fine)
  3. Pre-heat barbeque. Clean the grill well before cooking drumsticks and oil if necessary.
  4. Arrange marinaded drumsticks on BBQ, turn heat down to medium, and close cover.
  5. Flip drumsticks every 8-10 minutes until thoroughly cooked. (Mine usually take around 30-35 minutes, depending on how hot my grill is. Always be sure that the chicken reaches AT LEAST 165’F. I usually cook mine a bit hotter as my family like their chicken WELL done.)
  6. Remove from heat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving OR cool completely before packing away for your outdoor adventure.
  7. ENJOY!!