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Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Spicy Garlic Harissa Marinade

Fall in love with the spicy tangy flavor of this Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Spicy Garlic Harissa Marinade. You'll certainly make this a favorite dish!

Serves 10


  • 15 garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp Harissa spice
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1½ tsp sumac
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 large limes or lemons, juice of
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 20 large chicken drumsticks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large red onion, sliced



      1. To make the garlic-harissa marinade, in a food processor, blend the chopped garlic, harissa paste, nutmeg, sumac, thyme, lime juice and olive oil.
      2. Pat the chicken drumsticks dry and season lightly with salt and pepper.
      3. Now apply the garlic-harissa marinade to the chicken drumsticks, particularly underneath the skin. Do not discard the remaining marinade.
      4. Place the chicken drumsticks with the sliced onions in a large jumbo kitchen bag with a seal. Pour the extra marinade on top. Seal the bag shut and massage the contents so that the chicken is well covered in the garlic-harissa marinade.
      5. Refrigerate for four hours or overnight.
      6. When ready, heat an outdoor grill to medium. Grill the drumsticks on medium heat, covered, for 35-40 minutes or until well done. As they grill, turn the drumsticks every 7-8 minutes.
      7. Serve with an easy mezze platter like this one. Or sides like fattoush salad; kidney bean and cilantro salad; roasted red pepper hummus.


      1. If you choose to substitute Harissa with a different chili spice blend, select one that does not have sweet undertones. You want to go spicy-tangy for this recipe.
      2. And of course, if you prefer a less spicy drumstick, go ahead and reduce the amount of Harissa or chili to your taste.


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      Source: Themediterraneandish


      Photo Credit to: Themediterraneandish

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