Your whole family will absolutely love these drumsticks! They’re not only moist and flavorful but also incredibly easy to make – perfect for a crowd-pleasing dish. Plus, they bring the vibrant and delicious flavors of the Mediterranean to your table.
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These Mediterranean oven-baked chicken drumsticks are here to steal the show! Imagine sinking your teeth into tender, juicy drumsticks with crispy, golden skin kissed by Turkish-inspired seasonings. These drumsticks are so flavorful and delicious that even those who rarely set foot in the kitchen can whip up a batch with confidence.
I believe in the power of spices to elevate a dish from ordinary to extraordinary. That’s why we’ve carefully selected a blend of aromatic herbs and spices that work their magic together. Preparing these drumsticks is a breeze. Give them a generous 4-hour marination in our tantalizing seasoning blend to allow the flavors to infuse every juicy bite. Then, pop them in the oven and let the aroma of the Mediterranean waft through your kitchen.
But wait, there’s more! To take your culinary adventure to the next level, we’ve crafted a delightful yogurt-feta dipping sauce that pairs perfectly with these succulent drumsticks. The creamy tang of the yogurt, the savory notes of feta cheese, and the zing of citrus will have your taste buds dancing in pure delight.
How to Season Chicken Drumsticks
When it comes to seasoning chicken drumsticks, the options are endless. You can stick to traditional favorites like ranch seasoning, lemon pepper, or garlic herb, or take your taste buds on a Mediterranean adventure with our tantalizing Turkish-inspired seasonings.
To create the ultimate depth of flavor, gather the following spices. Dry oregano, chili flakes, cardamom, cumin, turmeric, Aleppo pepper, sumac, paprika, black pepper, and salt. In a large bowl, combine these aromatic spices with yogurt, roasted garlic, olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Mix everything until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Now, it’s time to give your chicken drumsticks a luxurious spa treatment. Add the drumsticks to the bowl and coat them thoroughly with the seasoning mixture. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours for the best results. This will allow the flavors to penetrate the meat, resulting in irresistibly flavorful drumsticks that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
Prepare the Yogurt-Feta Dipping Sauce
We’ve crafted a delightful yogurt-feta dipping sauce that pairs harmoniously with succulent drumsticks to take your culinary adventure to new heights. The creamy tang of yogurt, the savory notes of feta cheese, and the zing of citrus create a dipping sauce that will tantalize your taste buds.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine Greek yogurt, minced garlic, chopped fresh mint, aromatic dill, crumbled feta cheese, and the juice of a lime and a lemon. Give it a good stir until all the ingredients are well blended. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, and finish it with a sprinkle of sumac for extra flavor.
Whether you want to drizzle it over the crispy skin or use it as a delectable dipping, it adds a creamy and tangy element to enhance every bite. Get ready to elevate your dining experience with this sauce that perfectly complements the bold flavors of the drumsticks.
Delicious Mediterranean Pairings for Chicken Drumsticks
When it comes to serving chicken drumsticks, the possibilities are endless. Enhance your meal with a variety of delectable options that perfectly complement the flavors of the Mediterranean.
- Delightful dips like creamy hummus and smoky baba ganoush add flavor to your chicken drumsticks.
- Indulge in vibrant side salads such as the refreshing fattoush or the classic Greek salad with juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, olives, and feta cheese.
- For a comforting rice dish, savor the aromatic yellow lemon Greek rice or try delicate vermicelli rice with oven-roasted vegetables.
- Craving a creamy and comforting option? The herb risotto, cooked with fragrant herbs and Parmesan cheese, will perfectly complement your succulent drumsticks.
These Mediterranean-inspired accompaniments will take your chicken drumsticks to new heights of deliciousness. Offering a range of flavors, textures, and aromas to satisfy every palate.
Bake the chicken drumsticks in the preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F . Cooking times may vary, so it's essential to check for doneness using a meat thermometer.
Enjoy your flavorful and tender Mediterranean oven-baked chicken drumsticks!
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Indulge in the delicious and succulent Mediterranean oven-baked chicken drumsticks that are full of flavors. The marinated mix of Turkish- drumsticks are inspired by spices, and roasted garlic, resulting in crispy seasoned skin, yogurt, and juicy meat. It is an ideal option for a delicious and fulfilling meal. Enjoy moist and flavorful Mediterranean oven-baked chicken drumsticks. Marinated in a blend of Turkish-inspired spices, yogurt, and roasted garlic, these drumsticks boast a crispy, seasoned skin and tender, juicy meat. Perfect for a delicious and satisfying meal.
|12 pieces chicken drumstick|
|½ cup yogurt|
|2 tablespoons red pepper paste|
|1 tablespoon dry oregano|
|½ teaspoon chili flakes|
|1 teaspoon cardamom|
|1 teaspoon cumin|
|1 teaspoon turmeric|
|1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper|
|1 teaspoon sumac|
|1 teaspoon paprika|
|½ teaspoon black pepper|
|2 teaspoon salt|
|10 cloves roasted garlic minced ( please see my tip below)|
|Juice of 1 lemon|
|2 tablespoons olive oil|
Yogurt-feta Dipping Sauce
|11/2 cups of Greek yogur|
|1 clove garlic minced|
|2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint|
|1 tablespoon dry dill|
|1/2 cup of feta cheese|
|juice of one lime and one lemon|
|salt and pepper to taste|
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