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.
These are some of the most juicy and delicious chicken drumsticks I’ve ever had. Typically, I’m not one to cook bone-in chicken because it takes more time to make sure it’s cooked thoroughly, but this meal in completely with it. However, it turned out awesome. 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.
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.
What is citrus fruit?
Citrus fruits grow on flowering trees and shrubs with firm, usually thick, rinds and pulpy flesh. The most common are oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, and limes.
What are the benefits of citrus fruit?
Citrus fruits are good sources of soluble fiber, are low in calories, and offer a lot of vitamins, minerals and plant compounds.
Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Then, 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. Next, arrange onion around and under the chicken. Then, sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Lastly, bake uncovered for about 1 hour, or until chicken is cooked to 165 degrees.
How do I store cooked chicken drumsticks?
Place chicken in an air tight container. Properly stored, cooked chicken will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze cooked chicken drumsticks?
Place chicken in a freezer safe resealable bag or air tight container, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap. Properly stored, cooked chicken will last about 4 months in the freezer.
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Ingredients for Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken
- Olive oil
- Italian seasoning
- Onion powder
- Salt and Pepper
- Chicken drumsticks
- Dried thyme
- Dried rosemary
Calories per serving (2 drumsticks): 268
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Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF
- 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
- 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!
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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