Sumac Chicken

Sumac Chicken

At, we're excited to share our delicious Sumac Chicken recipe. This dish combines the vibrant, lemony flavour of sumac with tender, juicy chicken, creating a meal that is both easy to prepare and impressive to serve. Whether you're cooking for a family dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to delight your taste buds.

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 50 minutes Serving Size: 4  Difficulty: Easy


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons sumac
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).

  • Prepare the Marinade: In a small bowl, combine the sumac, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to form a paste.

  • Marinate the Chicken: Place the chicken drumsticks in a large bowl or a resealable plastic bag. Add the sumac marinade and rub it all over the chicken, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to 1 hour for more intense flavour.

  • Arrange in Baking Dish: Place the marinated chicken drumsticks in a baking dish. Arrange the lemon slices on top and around the chicken.

  • Bake the Chicken: Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy. The internal temperature should reach 75°C (165°F).

  • Garnish and Serve: Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Tips for Success

  • Marinating Time: For the best flavour, marinate the chicken for at least 1 hour if you have the time.
  • Check for Doneness: Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches the safe internal temperature of 75°C (165°F).
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve the sumac chicken drumsticks with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Sumac Chicken Drumsticks are a delightful dish that brings together the tangy, citrusy notes of sumac with succulent chicken. This easy-to-follow recipe is perfect for adding a touch of Middle Eastern flair to your dinner table. At, we offer the highest quality sumac and other spices to help you create delicious meals at home. Try this recipe today and discover the wonderful flavours that sumac can bring to your cooking.

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