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BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Fire up your taste buds with our mouth-watering BBQ grilled chicken drumsticks. Perfectly seasoned and grilled to perfection, they’re sure to be a hit at your next cookout.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

This chicken drumsticks recipe is ideal for cooking chicken over the grill grates of a smoker. The indirect heat cooks the bbq chicken drumsticks to perfection, with crispy skin and tender dark meat.

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This BBQ Chicken Recipe makes the most delicious drumsticks with beautiful grill marks. They make the perfect summer dinner when paired with this loaded potato salad, corn on the cob or dill pickle pasta salad.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

How long does it take to grill drumsticks?

This typically depends on how hot your grill is. A good rule of thumb is a grill that is heated to medium high, 400 degrees F, will cook chicken drumsticks in 30-35 minutes.

Combine a few basic ingredients to create easy and tasty grilled drumsticks this grilling season. This cooking method is the best way to cook flavourful and tender chicken drumsticks, hands down.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

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BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks:

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Note: Any kind of BBQ sauce will work but we love this homemade barbecue sauce for all of our grilling. It combines brown sugar, ketchup and seasonings in a way that our whole family loves. Use your favorite bbq sauce or make our homemade sauce with simple ingredients from the grocery store.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Process

Directions:

1. Baste the drumsticks with BBQ sauce, be sure to coat the entire piece of chicken.

2. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees F.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Process

4. Place the chicken drumsticks on the grill, baste with BBQ sauce.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Process

5. Cook for 15 minutes, turn and baste with BBQ sauce again.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

6. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 170 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Tips and tricks:

  • Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Add a little bit of onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper or cayenne pepper to the coated chicken before grilling to take them up a notch.
  • You could coat the bbq chicken legs with a spice rub before basting with BBQ sauce. We make our own dry rub for all of our smoked recipes.
  • Test out a variety of different bbq sauces to suit your tastes.
BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

We are avid grillers during the summer time! Check out a few of our favorite chicken recipes…

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

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BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Fire up your taste buds with our mouth-watering BBQ grilled chicken drumsticks. Perfectly seasoned and grilled to perfection, they're sure to be a hit at your next cookout.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 6
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Ingredients

  • 8-10 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Instructions

  • 1. Baste the drumsticks with BBQ sauce, be sure to coat the entire piece of chicken.
  • 2. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  • 3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees F.
  • 4. Place the chicken drumsticks on the grill, baste with BBQ sauce.
  • 5. Cook for 15 minutes, turn and baste with BBQ sauce again.
  • 6. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 170 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 331mg | Sugar: 8g
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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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