Honey BBQ-Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

Honey BBQ-Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

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"Stickily sweet and savory, Honey BBQ-Marinated Chicken Drumsticks can be a weeknight routine or a special addition to a weekend barbeque. Finger lickin', lip smackin' good, these drumsticks are too good to not make."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 448 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 21.7 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 902 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chicken in large shallow dish. Add ketchup, honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, and vegetable oil, along with pepper, chili sauce, and salt. Cover the dish and let it stand for about 1 hour in the refrigerator. Prepare the grill, then grill to desired doneness.
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  1. 26 Ratings


This was absolutely delicious. I did not put he chicken on a grill. Heated the oven to 375 degrees. I marinated the chicken for about 45 minutes. Then I put the chicken pieces into an aluminum foil lined casserole form with all the marinade. I turned the chicken skin down for the first 20 minutes of baking. Then I took it out of the oven and turned the chicken over to skin side up and baked for another 15-20 minutes. Turned out really good! Moist and flavorful! Clean up was easy because of the foil. No mess, almost....


I thought this had great flavor! I always try a recipe exactly as written for the first time, unless I don't have the ingredients, and in this case I used orange juice instead of lemon, and tabasco instead of hot chili sauce (what IS hot chili sauce, btw?). Also my grill is outta fuel and my BRAND NEW broiler sucks so I had to crisp the skin on my Foreman. That was a buzz kill, but the flavor was yummmmm.


We liked it. Didn't use the peppercorns or chili sauce (did't have them and the kids don't like spice). Baked at 375. Baked for 20 minutes and turned them. Baked another 20 minutes. I wasn't sure whether they were done, so I added another 10 minutes. They were good but the drumsticks I got were very grizzley. Next time, I'll buy a better brand of drumsticks.