Chicken time y’all! Last night I grilled these drummies up after they had a 24 hour marinating spa treatment! Drummies, also known as drumsticks by less playful people, are an easy affordable dish to make for a big group of people or simply a planned left over dish. I’m sure many of y’all out there occasionally plan meals to have leftovers the next night or two. We are a big fan of leftovers because frankly it’s less work, saves money, and gives us more free time in the evenings. I need not mention less dishes to wash each night! 🙂 This dish could be baked but I strongly recommended grilling it if you have the time!
Anyways, I briefly saw a recipe that involved Greek yogurt as a marinade for chicken and decided I’d try my own take on it. I already had Tzatziki dip in the fridge that was struggling to find purpose in life after being ignored for 3 days. Poor Tzatziki dip. 🙂 No worries! I used it to lather up some drumsticks that I had seasoned up with spices and herbs. The aroma of this marinade was incredibly pleasant! I let the chicken marinate for 24 hours then slapped them onto the top rack of the grill at 400°F for about 45-50 minutes.
I hope you’ll try this out! This chicken has a very floral and herb flavor!
– 7-8 chicken drumsticks with skin
– 1 cup of Tzatziki dip
– Fennel seeds
– Chili powder
– Fresh Basil, chopped
– Cilantro, dried flakes
– Salt and Pepper
– Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– Juice of 2 Limes
– Pat dry each drumstick using paper towels.
-Put the drumsticks in a large mixing bowl.
– Make 2 small cuts across each drumstick.
– Sprinkle all dry ingredients on both sides of the each drumstick and rub into the cuts. Go easy on the Cayenne, use just a dash.
– Scoop in the Tzatziki dip & lime juice and use a large wooden spoon to mix the chicken around in the dip mixture. Refrigerate over night.
– Before grilling, lay chicken out on a pan to let excess marinade drip off. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil across the top of each drumstick.
*Note: I added an extra dash of some of the herbs. 🙂
– Grill on the top rack or off to the side if you don’t have a top rack at 400°F for 45-50 minutes. You are looking for a 175-180°F internal temperature. Flip after about 20 minutes.
Serve immediately or wrap in foil if you need to keep it hot to prepare other dishes. Enjoy!