Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF

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Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF

Herb and citrus oven roasted chicken is moist and delicious. The herbs and citrus take the flavor of the drumsticks to the next level.

 

This recipe is a big hit with my family. It’s quick to put together but takes some time to bake in the oven. There’s not a lot of mess either since it all cooks together in one dish. These are some of the most juicy and delicious chicken drumsticks I’ve ever cooked and I was thrilled with how this recipe turned out. Typically, I’m not one to cook bone-in chicken because it never seems to cook through properly. However, it turned out awesome.

 

Cooking times do vary by oven so be sure to use a meat thermometer to make sure your chicken is cooked to temp. That is 165 degrees for chicken. Just put the meat thermometer closest to the thickest part of the meat, near the bone.

 

herb and citrus oven roasted chicken drumsticks with onions and citrus on top

 

The herbs and citrus on the roasted chicken really make this meal. The citrus gave the chicken just the right amount of flavor and the chicken was fall off the bone soft. This one is a new family favorite, and the best part is the chicken is full of flavor all while being low-calorie.

 

This is a great family meal with so many great sides you can serve with chicken drumsticks. We often will make a salad to eat with chicken, but you can also do potatoes, and veggies.

 

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Ingredients for Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Sugar
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Italian seasoning
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Onion
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried rosemary

 

Calories per serving (2 drumsticks): 268

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herb and citrus oven roasted chicken drumsticks with onions and citrus on top
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Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF

Herb and citrus oven roasted chicken is moist and delicious. The herbs and citrus take the flavor of the drumsticks to the next level.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Keyword: baked drumsticks, chicken drumsticks, citrus and herb, low calorie food option
Servings: 6
Calories: 268kcal
Author: simplylowcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 pieces chicken drumsticks, pat dry
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, garlic, sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, Italian seasoning, paprika, onion powder, and salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish spread evenly in the pan. Pour olive oil mixture all over chicken, turning pieces to coat all sides. Arrange onion around and under the chicken. Sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  • Bake uncovered for about 1 hour, or until chicken is cooked to 165°. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to mix up the spices to your own liking. So many different spices go wonderfully with chicken. 
 
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4300IU | Vitamin C: 43.7mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Nutrition Facts
Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 4300IU86%
Vitamin C 43.7mg53%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


 

 
 
 

 

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