Check out these amazing Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks I made. I used two different types of sauces – Honey Garlic and Tandoori – to glaze them.
The key is to first cook them on the BBQ for about 20-25 minutes to give the skin a nice crisp. Then, place your chicken drumsticks into a tin foil container, and pour your Honey Garlic, Tandoori, or whatever sauce you’re using into the tin foil container. This will ensure that your Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks finish cooking in the sauce, as it reduces down, and creates a thick and delicious glaze.
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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 2 or 3 people, depending on appetite
- 8 Chicken Drumsticks (chicken legs, thigh removed)
- 3 tbsp of EV Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tbsp Pepper
Honey Garlic Sauce Preparation:
- 1/2 Cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 Cup of water
- 1/4 Cup honey
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat. Allow the mixture to simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
It seems that Northern Indian cuisine has many variations on this popular sauce. My recommendation is to try the tandoori sauce at Epicurious using this link:
However, I suggest adding two tablespoons of tomato paste to the Tandoori sauce recipe.
Barbecue Chicken Drumstick Cooking Directions:
- Heat Barbecue grill to high heat
- In a mixing bowl, rinse chicken drumsticks well. Drain water and allow to dry (pat dry with paper towel if necessary)
- Add a few glugs of olive oil to coat the chicken drumsticks well. Add salt and pepper and mix well so that each chicken drumstick is well coated.
- Grill chicken drumsticks for 20 – 25 minutes, or until they are crispy brown on all sides
- Once browned, place chicken drumsticks inside an aluminum foil tray. Add Honey Garlic or Tandoori sauces (or sauce of choice) to the tray with the chicken, and cook chicken in this foil tray along with sauce until the sauce is reduced and thickened, or another 20 minutes or so.
- Remove chicken drumsticks from tray, but be sure to cover them with the reduced sauce for sticky goodness. Serve with potato salad or coleslaw.