Easy Roasted Lemon-Garlic Picnic Chicken

A simple, flavor chicken dinner for the whole family, perfect hot or cold and easy to pack for a picnic!
Servings 6
Calories 464 kcal
Author Tessa


  • 3 pounds chicken pieces I used drumsticks because they are the most affordable
  • 6 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard or any mustard
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large lemon zest & juice
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt



  1. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a large ziploc bag or glass container large enough to accommodate all your chicken.
  2. Add in the chicken, mixing to ensure all pieces get covered.
  3. Place the mixture in a the fridge and marinate for a full day or longer. Remember, the longer you marinate, the stronger the flavor!


  1. When you are ready to roast, remove the chicken from the fridge.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place the chicken on a large cookie sheet (sans additional marinade), and roast for about 45 minutes until the skin is golden and the the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a knife.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Roasted Lemon-Garlic Picnic Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 940mg41%
Potassium 314mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.