Gin lemon chicken drumsticks are chicken legs marinated in a dash of gin, lemon juice and honey. Therefor the meat will be tender and has got a great flavor.
Gin is trending. Since 2014 Gin is having a revival. Sales grew by 40% (in the Netherlands) and the gin and tonic bars and various mix drinks shoot with gin are seen everywhere.
But did you knew that gin is descended directly from Jenever. Jenever is a Dutch liquor which is brew since the Middle ages. So gin is originated in the Netherlands. The British made use of the recipe of Jenever, and the name was changed and Gin was born: a new drink. Well, new? That's the question.
But that besides, there is no reason to use Gin only in cocktails. Try it as a marinade for chicken drumsticks. When you marinate your drumsticks in lemon (in which the sour makes the meat super tender) and you do add a good splash of gin and a little honey, you get a delicious flavor. And the flavor will be enhanced by the grilling, which makes it so delicious. I say give it a try and enjoy!
It's a good taste!
Recipe gin lemon chicken
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Gin lemon chicken drumsticks
- 80 ml gin
- 2 lemons
- 3 tablespoons honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- sunflower oil
- 8 chicken drumsticks
- 2 tablespoons butter
- parts limes serving
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- In a bowl mix the gin, the juice of 2 lemons, honey, salt and pepper to taste, and sunflower oil.
- Place the drumsticks in the bowl and roll them well to ensure that everything is well coated with marinade.
- Marinate for 1-3 hours, make sure that you marinate all the drumsticks every 30 minutes by rolling them through the marinade.
- Drain the chicken (and reserve the marinade)
- Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the chicken until it is brown.
- Pour the marinade and enough water to cover the chicken drumsticks and bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 40 minutes on low heat.
- Drain the chicken legs.
- Turn on the barbecue or grill and cook the chicken drumsticks crispy in 6-8 minutes (turn them when browning to quickly).
- Drizzle, to taste, with some lime juice.