Lemon-Pepper Drummers

Don’t let rain spoil your picnic. Serve it inside for a change of pace. Complete the meal with Tangy Sweet Potatoes and Raw Vegetable Salad with a Blue Cheese Dipper.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 large chicken drumsticks
  • Kosher salt
  • Poultry seasoning or ground thyme
  • 6 cloves garlic, grated or pasted
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup scallions or chives, finely chopped, for garnish


Heat the EVOO and 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat in a large pan with a cover. When the butter foams, add the drumsticks and season with salt and poultry seasoning. Shake the pan and brown the chicken on all sides. Cover the pan and reduce the heat a bit. Cook for 20 minutes to cook through.

Remove the drumsticks to a platter and add the remaining butter to the pan to melt. Add the garlic and pepper, stir for 2 minutes, then add the lemon zest and juice. Swirl to combine and pour over the drumsticks. Garnish with parsley and scallions.

What's Fresh from @RachaelRay

Rachael Ray