Simple and delicious Greek-inspired Grilled Chicken Drumsticks!
Nothing says Greek quite like Greek yogurt. For this recipe, we’re using Greek yogurt, wine vinegar, and dried oregano to create a Mediterranean feel and taste. This recipe is simple yet packed with flavor.
By marinating the chicken beforehand, we ensure deep flavor and added moisture (aka juiciness). This has quickly become one of my secret recipes for family meals. Everyone loves it and it’s easy to prepare. It will take no longer than 5 minutes to prepare the marinade. Leave your chicken drumsticks marinating until the grill is ready to go.
The end result is a flavorful and brown-crusted chicken drumstick that will leave everyone wanting more.
Yields/Serves | 4-6 people | Prep Time 10 minutes + 30 minutes marinating | Cooking Time 35 minutes | Total Time 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Here is the list of Ingredients for chicken drumsticks:
3 pounds (1.350g) chicken drumsticks
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Greek yogurt
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp kosher salt
How to Prepare This Simple Greek Marinated Chicken Drumsticks?
STEP 1: Prepare the marinade. In a bowl, add the olive oil, Greek yogurt, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, dried oregano, and salt. Mix until well combined.
STEP 2: In a large bowl or in a large zip lock bag, add the chicken and the marinade. Combine until all the chicken is coated in the marinade mixture. Leave in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes or overnight.
STEP 3: Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Coat the grill with some olive oil and start cooking the chicken. Place the chicken in the hot grill, first on one side, and cook for 5 minutes. Rotate the chicken drumsticks as to cook them 5 minutes on all four sides. Juices should be clear and the internal temperature of the chicken should reach at least 170ºF-180ºF.
STEP 4: Remove from grill and leave to rest for 2-3 minutes.
STEP 5: Garnish with some fresh parsley or chives. Enjoy!