Saturday, September 11, 2010

Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks

It took me many hit-and-misses before I perfected barbecued chicken drumsticks!
Chicken legs are very budget friendly and delicious if cooked correctly.

Here's how to create perfection EVERY TIME!

Preheat oven to 350-degrees

Cover a large cookie sheet with foil and place two cooling racks on top.
(Or you can use your broiling pan with foil over the bottom half.)

Spray the racks well with Pam cooking spray.

I buy these big spreads of chicken drumsticks when they are on sale.
Makes for a super inexpensive dinner...yet super tasty!

Start by pulling back the skin.

Sprinkle the meat with garlic powder.

Stretch the skin back over the meat and garlic powder.
At first I tried adding the garlic powder to the outside of the skin, but it burned
when I got to the grill part.
With this method, the garlic flavor soaks into the meat AND skin.

Do this with all the chicken legs and line them up on the prepared racks.

Bake this in the oven uncovered for a full hour.
When they come out, the chicken legs are cooked through, the fat is under the rack,
and the skin is crispy.

Now, place the drumsticks on a hot grill to add the flavor and color,
This doesn't take long because the meat is already cooked.

Flip over and crisp up the other side.

Paint on your favorite barbecue sauce after you remove the legs from the grill.

If you don't like barbecue sauce, you can add salt and pepper and the drummies will
still be DELICIOUS!

Once you try this method, you will ALWAYS cook them this way!

A delectable meal served with steamed broccoli and cheesy rice.


  1. wow!! ms.jill its awesome,..wanted to have some please,... *teary eyes** wish you're my aunt :)

  2. Oppps! Please do not tempt me with the barbecue chicken. (lol) Yummy!