Grilled chicken drumsticks scream summer – and everyone loves drummies! These handy meat sticks with handles are great for kids, outdoor parties, or even just to scarf alone on the couch after a long workout.
We love this recipe because it’s simple, and you can cook up a big batch to get you through several days.
Courtesy of The Domestic Man
- Chicken drumsticks
- salt and pepper to taste
- other seasonings as desired (paprika, cumin, taco seasoning, BBQ rub, curry powder, Borsari seasoning)
- 1. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
- 2. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, and/or some other seasonings.
- 3. Preheat your grill on high heat. Place the drumsticks on one side of the grill and replace the cover. After a minute or two, turn off the heat below the chicken; leave the heat on the other side of the grill on high or med/high – you are looking for a grill temperature for 350-400 degrees. Let the chicken cook for 30 minutes and turn them over (also rotate the drumsticks to the opposite end - now facing the hot part of the grill).
- 4. If you’re up for it, this would be a good time to brush on a little melted butter/ghee on the drumsticks. It adds an extra layer of richness to the chicken, but it’s not altogether necessary: the chicken’s fat does a great job on its own.
- 5. Let it cook for another 15 minutes and then check its temp with a meat thermometer (you’re looking for 165 degrees). If it’s not there yet, just keep checking it every ten minutes.