Honey-Spice Drumsticks

Honey-Spice Drumsticks


"Featuring a sweet and saucy ketchup-based glaze, accented with orange, herbs and spices, these tender drumsticks are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or picnic."


1 h servings 609 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 609 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.3g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 34.5 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 855 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat barbecue to medium-high and lightly grease the grate. Stir ketchup with honey, orange zest, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, garlic, cumin and pepper. Divide in half. Toss one half with the drumsticks and marinate for 30 minutes. Reserve remaining sauce mixture.
  2. Discard the marinade and grill the chicken, turning occasionally, for 15 minutes. Brush chicken all over with reserved sauce and grill for 5 minutes or until no longer pink near the bone.


  • Twists:
  • Twist 1: For an oven-cooked version, Chicken can be prepared in a baking dish in a preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Twist 2: For a zestier flavour substitute, regular ketchup with Heinz Hot & Spicy Ketchup.
  • Twist 3: For other uses of this sauce brush on pork tenderloin or salmon.
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  1. 36 Ratings


There are several things wrong with this recipe but with the right changes, I might make again. First of all, I cooked in the oven, as suggested, and it needed to cook A LOT longer than 15-20 mi...

Just fabulous. My whole family loved these. Didn't have orange zest, so I put a dollop of orange marmalade instead and it was very tasty!!

It turned out FANTASTIC!! Really good, and it was a big hit with the family. Kids didn't complain neither did the hubby. :) I did as one other reviewer had done; I used orange marmalade since...

I realized I did not have OJ when I started to make this. I threw in some lime juice and a little extra honey and they turned out fine. I think the recipe isa good one. Good alternative to sp...

It was okay, but I don't think I'll make it again.

An original barbeque sauce with a unique blend of honey-orange-cumin-rosemary. We cut the cumin in half as a little goes a long way for us, and we could still taste just enough of it. I didn't...

Used plenty of Sriracha to substitute for the Worcestershire sauce and also to add a bigger kick to the chicken. Came out GREAT! Will definitely do this in the future.

Very good, although I didnt use rosemary (none on hand) and I used the baking method. I chose to broil them for an additional 7 minutes and they came out great. The sauce in the pan was thin and...

Made this dish for 7 people! It was so good!! Don't abide directly with the instructions but cook to taste, it was an amazing mix of spice and honey! I made it with a salad and rice with corn.